With summer on the way, we spend more time eating outdoors. We have our fair share of picnics either at local parks or in our backyard. Picnics are great with kids because the food is already on the ground so you don’t have to worry about messes or spilling. In our family, no picnic is complete without dessert and these Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies are our favorite picnic dessert. Why? Well, most importantly, they are amazing! Seriously, the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever tasted. But equally important, they are easy to transport and just grab and go, which in my book makes them perfect picnic food. After your picnic, check out our other family friendly recipes.
This is the third month that I am participating in the Kids’ Kitchen Monthly Blog Hop. Once a month, I’ll be joining some of my favorite kid bloggers in sharing recipes that are perfect for making with kids. This month, we are each sharing our favorite picnic picks. After you try out these easy chocolate chip cookies, check out the links at the bottom of the post for more picnic ideas from the other participating bloggers.
Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Not only are these easy chocolate chip cookies a kid favorite, but they are great to make with kids as well. My daughter loved helping with all the steps from pouring to measuring, scooping and mixing. She got a big kick out of turning on the mixer. Please supervise children while cooking.
After the batter was mixed, we dropped spoonfuls onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
The key to getting these cookies to be incredibly chewy is to take them out 1-2 minutes before you normally would. Let them cool on a wire rack.
My favorite thing about these easy chocolate chip cookies are the fact that they stay soft. They are not just soft right after they come out of the oven, but remain soft even days later.
These travel well in a plastic container, but I have to tell you they are absolute perfection when they are fresh out of the oven and still a little warm. Oh my goodness!
You can play with this recipe a bit and add nuts or raisins. But when you want to make easy chocolate chip cookies, this is your new go-to recipe.
Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream butter and brown sugar in mixer.
- Beat in eggs, vanilla, baking soda, hot water, salt and cream of tartar.
- Remove bowl from mixer and stir in flour and chocolate chips until incorporated.
- Drop by spoonful on parchment lined baking sheet 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees and let cool on wire racks.
Now that you have tried these Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies, check out these other picnic picks:
Kids’ Kitchen: Teddy Bear Picnic Recipes | Sugar, Spice & Glitter
Tea Sandwiches | Royal Little Lambs
Cold Taco Salad | The Gifted Gabber
Bread sushi rolls | Kidgredients
How to Have a Healthy and Courteous Tea Party Picnic | Living Montessori Now
Greek Pasta Salad | Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Eat at Home Meal Plans
Have you heard about Eat At Home Meal Plans? If the cost of eating out or the decision of what to make for dinner each night is stressing you out, then you must try these. When you sign up, you get access to four separate meal plans each month (Traditional, Wholesome Traditional, Slow Cooker, and No Flour/No Sugar). All you do is print the plans, color-coded grocery lists, and recipes you want for that month. Don’t worry, there are lots of options, so even picky eaters will find something they like.
Then when it is time for dinner, make that night’s recipe (choices include make-ahead, freezer meals, slow-cooker recipes, and other time-saving strategies).
That’s it! Dinner is on the table and you can enjoy a home cooked meal with the family – without the stress!
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