Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe + fun activity for the kiddos

We love cookies at this house…. Little round morsels of delicious-ness that is easy to hold and eat, what’s not to love?!  So its probably no coincidence that one of my little guy’s fave books is “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.” I wanted to share our favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe along with a fun way to enjoy them with one of our favorite books, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

{make sure to include your little helpers! my little man loves dumping in the ingredients}

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1-2 cups chocolate chips

Mix shortening and butter. Add both sugars and baking soda. Beat together. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour. Place on greased cookie sheet and back for 8 minutes at 375 degrees.

{NOTE: these cookies are yummy without the chocolate chips….i would know…..i don’t like chocolate!}

While the cookies bake, read the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and do some of the activities that the mouse does in the book, for example we:

*swept the kitchen floor {yay for a clean floor!}
*drew a mouse picture with crayons and don’t forget to sign their name!
*hang the mouse picture on the refrigerator {for bonus points, use scotch tape like the book }
*get a cold glass of milk

and then…… enjoy a warm cookie from the oven with that cold glass of milk! yummers! This was a big hit at our house!

and if your kids are anything like mine, you’ll have to repeat some of the activities…..ok, so mainly the eating cookies part! haha

Happy Summer Reading!

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    . I love that you did activities to go with the book, I’ve been thinking of maybe doing something like that, picking a book a day or even a book a week to go with a theme… food/activies/etc.
    And of course, Yum! I love cookies! My weakness. I just posted a cookie recipe two days ago actually, I’d had some dental work done and had an infection so I wasn’t really eating so of course I was obsessed with food so I played around in the kitchen and came up with these uh-mazing cookies, super soft with Skor bites (that after a few hours in the soft cookies get soft and turn into bits of caramel flavour!) and peanut butter chips… yummmmm… I named them Love Handles cookies and it’s probably for the best that I made them when I couldn’t really eat them. Brought them to a family function and they got gobbled and then my BILs got sad when they were all gone, lol. My 3 yr old likes a good cookie but I have NEVER had to give her trouble for constantly going back for more cookies before, had to watch her like a hawk with these though! Every few minutes she wandered into the kitchen to casually try snatch up another one! lol

  2. 2

    Such a cute idea to do the activities in the book. I remember doing that with my boys when they were younger. So fun!

  3. 3

    Why did you do this to me??!! Just started back on diet to finish my weight loss and now all I want to do is go bake chocolate chip cookies!!! Guess I will have to settle for licking the screen….

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  5. 4

    lol! I thought I was the only woman in the world who wasn’t a fan of chocolate! Especially chocolate chips… It’s gotta to be some mother-lovin’ great chocolate for me to eat it! ;)
    Can’t wait to try this out! With my little ones, of course!

  6. 5

    Love these! I WILL try them for X0mas this year! Thanks!