Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Overload Cookies

 This is what happens when you let a five year old pick the cookie.

This has been quite a week and many of us are learning how to handle our emotions, vocalize our thoughts and learn how to be better parents and leaders in light of the most recent tragic events targeted at the Black community.  As social unrest stirs across the country, many of us struggle on how to talk to our children about racism and privilege.  I am by no means an expert on the topic, but I know I want to educate myself and my children to ensure we are doing all we can to promote equality and inclusiveness and eradicate  acts of racism, bigotry, and hate.  On a walk this morning my son saw a Black Lives Matter sign.  He is only seven years old and when when he read the sign, he mispronounced “matter”.  When I corrected him, he said with emphasis, “Yeah they do!”. It was a small moment, but it let me know that we are sharing the right messages with our kids.    I do not have the answers, but I know I want to be part of the solution.  

Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Overload Cookies
recipe by Baked Perfection
2 1/2 cups  all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 stick  unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup  creamy peanut butter 
1 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 large eggs 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup assorted sprinkles, divided

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit . Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and set aside.
Beat the butter, peanut butter, and brown sugar until well combined.  Add the eggs  one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Add in the vanilla. Gradually stir in the flour mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of the sprinkles
Divide the dough into tablespoon sized balls and dip tops in remaining sprinkles.  Place onto prepared baking sheets.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

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