Monday, April 16, 2012

Happy happy birthday!

Today is Miss Alaina's birthday!
She is eight years old! EIGHT.
How can I be old enough to have an 8 year old?
Every year I find myself counting on my fingers
and saying, "yep, she really is that old!"
I was reminiscing on the blog this morning of all my older posts.
She has changed so much!
It is crazy what a year does to our little kiddos!
Wondering, how did I not see this coming?!
She is EIGHT people!

So the birthday girl LOVES her chocolate.
She is definitely my daughter :)
If it has vanilla on it, forget about it... she turns up her nose and won't even try it.
So I made her very favorite cookies... double chocolate chip! YUM....

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
recipe slightly adapted from a Hershey's recipe.


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup Hershey's Cocoa
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl until light and fluffy. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in chocolates. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or just until set. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. But we all know they are best right out of the oven :)  Makes about 3-1/2 dozen cookies.

Lunch with the birthday girl :) She was so excited she could hardly contain herself!

I still can't get over how tiny she was! 27 ounces when she was born and losing about 4 of those ounces after one week! Crazy!!!

1 comment:

julie s said...

Camden spent about five minutes describing Alaina's Birthday Cookies. "They were like a brownie, but a cookie. They weren't shaped like a brownie, but tasted a lot like a brownie. How did her mom get all of that chocolate in there? Maybe you should ask her!" Now I've got your recipe! Camden was in the NICU at DeVos for ten days. I remember all of those tiny little babies :)