erika and rayzel came over yesterday afternoon to hang out and bake cookies in my oven (yes, my. mom gave me an compact oven as an early birthday gift—which is still months away. XD). the baking part was easy, considering the chocolate chip cookie recipe we found was not difficult at all… basically just mixing the ingredients together. and yes, baking with friends over is so much fun… i enjoyed talking and listening to them as we baked the cookies. and voila~! the cookies turned out just fine. i was really expecting the first batch of cookies would be overbaked, but they were actually the best ones. they were actually soft and chewy, but not underbaked at all. hahaha. i’m looking forward for next week, since we’ll try to bake the same recipe next time. and perhaps we could make pastillas de leche—if only i could find a good-tasting brand of powdered milk. XD

here’s a copy of the recipe we used for the cookies. ^.^v


4 c. all-purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
½ t. salt (okay to omit if using salted butter)
1 c. unsalted butter
¾ c. granulated sugar
¾ c. light brown sugar, packed
1 t. vanilla extract
2 large eggs, fresh
1 12-ounce bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips (any brand makes a great chocolate chip cookie, but our editor favors Hershey’s)

Heat oven to 350-375 degrees, depending on how hot your oven runs.
In a small bowl, combine flour, soda and salt. Set aside.
In a larger bowl, beat butter until soft. Then add sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth.
Add eggs, one at a time, and beat just until blended.
Gradually add flour mixture and blend well.
Stir in chips and drop dough onto cool, ungreased cookie sheets, using a Tablespoon or large dinner spoon.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned, do not over bake.
Cool on wire racks and store in an airtight container.