They're kind of a staple at our house. It's what I do when I want to feel like I'm a good mom. I make cookies, hot and ready for the kids just when they're coming home from school. It's a taste of home. We NEED to be able to make chocolate chip cookies here. But I've ran into several problems. No Crisco, where's the baking soda, is THAT brown sugar? Are you kidding me? No chocolate chips, seriously????? WHO KNEW? Am I right? Plus I gotta deal with the Farenheit to Celsius conversion, and making it all without my Kitchenaid.
Well, fortunately I'm finding some of these items. No crisco, but something similar, it kind of did the trick. Where was the baking soda? Oh, it's called sodium barcarbonate! I knew that?! Well, even if I did know that, good luck finding anything. Guess where the sugar is? Take a guess? Oh, it's down the coffee and tea isle, of course! The brown sugar came in this fairly small bag and just doesn't pack like what we're used to. And for chocolate chips? Connie Jones told me that when she lived in Brazil she bought chocolate bars and chopped them up to make chocolate chunk cookies. So, that's exactly what we did. AND.....did they turn out? The verdict's still out. They were close! They tasted alright, but they certainly weren't as good looking as the ones back home, or quite as good. But maybe close enough to count!