Today was me and Jake’s last day at Strong Start, the pre-preschool program we attend on weekday mornings! It’s such a great community of teachers, parents and caregivers. It’s also so cool that Strong Start is held at Eastview Elementary, my alma mater ;). Whenever we go into the school gym, it looks so much smaller than it did when I was a little one. Nannying has been such a joy in my life, it’s a really rewarding job. Connecting with little humans never fails to make me genuinely laugh and smile. I can’t believe i’m getting paid!
Jake and I made these cookies to celebrate the last day of Strong Start. They’re like an oatmeal raisin cookie, but with chocolate chips. Because they’re for kids, I use spelt flour, just to curb that sugar crash…even though these cookies definitely contain sugar, and are a treat! They’re super easy, and you can’t really mess them up. They’re designed for moms whose kids are most likely pulling on their pant leg as they’re creaming the butter!
1/2 cup butter (I use salted)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
1 cup spelt/whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1-2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats (regular are fine too)
1/2 cup chocolate chips (you can add nuts, seeds, whatever!)
1.) Preheat oven to 350. Combine softened butter, brown and white sugar, egg, and vanilla.
2.) Add flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon to the wet mixture and combine. Add oats and chocolate chips.
3.) Shape cookies into small balls, and press flat on a parchment lined baking sheet. They shouldn’t be too wet and should form nice little pancakes.
4.) Bake at 350 for 10-14 mins! Place on cooling rack 5 mins after you take them out of the oven.