Do you hear the knocking on the door? Who could it be? You weren’t expecting anyone? Throw the kid’s mitt behind the chair, wipe off the table, hide the newspaper and smile. Say, “Hi, Aunt Mary, what a surprise ……. and you brought the 6 kids. How delightful? Are you staying for a while? You are?????? Oh. Um. How wonderful. Where did the children go? No kids, get off of the dining room table……..”
After you have everyone seated, except for the two, climbing over the couch with their shoes on, and the little one, pulling off his diaper, you offer a snack. Everyone is thrilled and the kids begin to chant, “Cookie, cookie, cookie, cookie”. What do you do?
You pull an empty pie crust out of the freezer and leave it on the counter while you get the six-year-old off of the buffet. Why is the 8-year-old cutting up your magazines? That is Cooking Light ——-NO NO NO. By the time, you get them seated, Aunt Mary is playing games on your computer and the kids are back to chanting, “Cookie.”
Brave you takes the children back to the kitchen and tell them they can use your cookie cutters. Fortunately, the older daughter seems to know what she is doing and she even rolls out the pie crust dough and starts to cut out stars and circles. You get the chocolate chips, the cookie sheet and parchment paper and leave her, in charge, while you go in the closet, and cry.
When you emerge, you see wonderful domino cookies, made in a jiffy and yummy to taste.
One pie crust
cinnamon sugar – optional
What to do:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Roll out the dough.
Cut out shapes with cookie cutter.
Place chips in pattern, you desire.
Bake at 400 degrees F, checking at 5 minutes. I made a few batches, some were ready at 5 minutes, others need an extra minute or 2. I would check at 5 minutes and if they have browned slightly on the bottom, remove from oven.
Cool for a few minutes. I took mine off right away and they stayed intact. I sprinkled a little cinnamon sugar on top of the cookies, when I put the chocolate chips on.;
Eat every crumb.
I hope that Emily, John, Major, Leah, Sam and Penny are happy with their cookies and have gone home and given you some peace. You should wake up Aunt Mary so she can catch up with the children.