Auntie Anne’s Kitchen

As Flynn and I dropped large dollops of cookie dough onto the baking trays, he told me that I should turn my house into a restaurant.  I laughed and asked what the name of my restaurant should be.  “Auntie Anne’s Kitchen!”

Flynn, Gwen, and Kathryn (my nephew and two nieces) came over this afternoon to make ice cream sandwiches.  Which turned out kick arse if I do say so myself.

It was hilarious watching Flynn and Gwen take turns scooping sugar into the bowl, cracking eggs into the mixture (so sorry to the person who eats the cookie with a small piece of shell in it ~ oops!), and arguing about who ate more cookie dough (tattle tale-ing in the process).

When my brother and sister-in-law pulled up to pick up the kids, Flynn’s response was, “Do we have to go home?  Can we come again?”  Not a bad way to spend the afternoon.

Darga Ice Cream Sandwiches (care of Michelle (Knab) Erickson’s family cookie recipe and your favorite ice cream)

Ice Cream Sandwiches.jpg

INGREDIENTS:  2/3 cup shortening, 2/3 cup batter, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup brown sugar, 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla, 3 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 cup chopped nuts, 12 ounce package chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:  Mix thoroughly shortening, butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla.  Blend in remaining ingredients.  Bake at 350 degrees for 13 minutes.

Flynn.jpgHappiness personified.

Flynn and Gwen.jpgGenius at work.

Kathryn .jpgGratification personified (right after a gnarly orthodontist appointment).

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