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Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I made sure my gift arrived first to my Mom’s.

( first of my brothers and sisters… haha).                                                   

Mom needs not a thing, but she did mention after opening her gifts, she’d love some chocolate chip cookies! I made this recipe today with very little sugar and used teaspoons to measure out the dough so each one will be just sweet enough, but not too much for my Mom.

When we focus on what is good and beautiful in someone, whether or not we think that they “deserve it”, the good and beautiful are strengthened merely by the light of our attention. When we choose to see and appreciate what is good and beautiful in our children, that goodness can’t help but grow, and their beauty blossoms forth.                      Katrina Kenison

Thank you Mom for appreciating the good and beautiful in your children.  Blessing us with love as we flowered before you.

Mom Southard’s recipe is my base …page 161 of her cookbook “Taste and See” Southard Family Favorites

1 12 ounce bag of semi sweet chocolate chips
2 c flour
1 tsp, salt
1 stick of unsalted butter
1 stick of margarine
1/2 – 3/4 c sugar crystals – the larger crystal will fool your taste buds
(depending on how daring you are!)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine all the ingredients stirring in the chocolate chips.  Bake for 8-9 minutes and remove from baking pan speedy quick or the bottom of the cookie will darken!

Kenison, Katrina “The Gift of an Ordinary Day” Grand Central Publishing N.Y., New York pg. 169