Friday, November 7, 2008

Animal Boy!

Ben has recently become very interested in comic books. I am sure it has nothing to do with the leading role he had where he portrayed a comic book artist/comic book hero! He has a comic book hero that he has been working on for several years now. His name is "Animal Boy"! He has the power to change into any animal to help in times of crisis. He has many fellow super heroes in his group called the Super League of America. For Halloween Ben decided he wanted to dress as Animal Boy. He came up with the costume on his own. We helped get things together of course, but he was VERY excited. I just love how creative our boy can be! He even had a friend who dressed as one of the heroins in the SLA, Wolfette!

In honor of my super hero, I am adding his favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. I know this doesn't seem very original, but it is the best chocolate chip cookie recipe I have run across. It comes from my childhood friend Peter's great-aunt Gayle. Enjoy! By the way, it is important to mix the baking soda with the warm water!

Aunt Gayle's Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 sticks of butter (softened)

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 eggs beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon baking soda mixed with 1 teaspoon hot water

2 3/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 of a bag of chocolate chips.

One of the secrets to this recipe is mixing everything by hand with a wooden spoon. Bake these at 350 degrees for 8-12 minutes.