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Fun Family Tradition with Cookie Friday

I know I've been MIA this week.  I hadn't planned on it, but I've had so many health problems I feel like I should donate my body to science and just get it over with.  I can't say it's been fun.

Especially since this was the first "week" back to school.  The kids actually only had a half day yesterday and today was the first full day of school before heading off to the weekend.  I admit, I have no idea why they do that.  I don't know if it's a tease to us parents, or if it's to ease the kids (or teachers?) back into school slowly.

Whatever the reason, I've been trying to get school supplies shopped for, clothes washed, schedules realigned, and kids excited all while being sick and not able to walk.  It's made it a little challenging to reinstate our family school traditions this week.

"Somtimes me thinks 'what is a friend' and then me say, 'friend is someone to share the last cookie with' Cookie monster Quote
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One of my favorite family traditions is Cookie Friday.

We like to celebrate the end of the week and start of the weekend by making a big batch of cookies as the kids get home from school on Friday.  This gives us time to spend together relaxing and enjoying too much cookie dough.  I love the time alone with each of the kids since they all get off the bus at different times and they talk non stop about their day at school.

It's one of my favorite times of the whole week.


We usually make our family's version of Chocolate chip cookies, but occasionally we throw in some Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, some No bake cookies (when I'm willing to share), or even some of my Chocolate Covered Oreos to spice things up and treat the kids.

Follow Kandy Kreations's board Cookie Recipes on Pinterest.

This year, I'm going to start trying some of the cookies from my Pinterest Cookie Recipe board.  I have so many recipes there that I would probably have to make a different cookie recipe every week until Mini Me gets out of school in eight years, and I still might not get to try them all.

Since Dardevil is still dreaming of his Brownie Store, I thought I would suprise him today by trying Urban Bake's brownie and chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Urban Bake's Brookie's Recipe

These are the ingredients needed:
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup (5 1/2 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 2 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups packed LIGHT brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Check out my Instagram or Twitter feeds to find out how the recipe tastes and works for us.  I'm super excited to give it a go.  Go check out these "Brookie Cookies" to make some yourself.

Do you have any school time family traditions you do? I'd love to hear about them!

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