Cookie Monster Fans learn how to sign “cookie”

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Hand Shape: Right hand “C”, left hand open facing up
Location: chest area
Tip: like you are cutting out a cookie
Action: Fingertips of “C” land on open palm, lift up, twist slightly, then land again.

Video transcript: Hi and welcome to Sign Baby Sign. This week’s word has to do with sweet things to eat (signs “sweet”)…a C-O-O-K-I-E, cookie. This would be your plate (showing open palm face up), act as though you have a cookie dough cutter here as a “C” hand; you’re going to punch down one way, lift up and punch down the other way, cookie (shows sign).

What’s your favorite kind or cookie? Do you like peanut butter or something a little more risqué like raspberry cheesecake? One thing’s for sure is you can never go wrong with a good ole chocolate chip.

Take some time to try this classic recipe and make chocolate chip cookies with your child. This would be a great chance to introduce the sign for cookie. Sign it while you are making it together, then sign it each time you either take a bite (for the more aggressive educators-LOL) or each time you give your child a cookie have them ask for it in sign. What a great motivator for your child to be rewarded when he signs cookie. Enjoy, but be careful not to get a tummy ached signing/eating too much on this one.  Be proud and send us your photo/video on our FaceBook page (click here) of your child signing “cookie”.

Our personal favorite all time Best Ever Chocolate Cookie Recipe

Ingredients List:

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 (12-ounce) bag semisweet chocolate chips, or chunks
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon fine salt

Directions:

Evenly position 2 racks in the middle of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees F. (on convection setting if you have it.) Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone sheets. (If you only have 1 baking sheet, let it cool completely between batches.)

Put the butter in a microwave safe bowl, cover and microwave on medium power until melted. (Alternatively melt in a small saucepan.) Cool slightly. Whisk the sugars, eggs, butter and vanilla in a large bowl until smooth.

Whisk the flour, baking soda and salt in another bowl. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients with a wooden spoon; take care not to over mix. Stir in the chocolate chips or chunks.

Scoop heaping tablespoons of the dough onto the prepared pans. Wet hands slightly and roll the dough into balls. Space the cookies about 2-inches apart on the pans. Bake, until golden, but still soft in the center, 12 to 16 minutes, depending on how chewy or crunchy you like your cookies. Transfer hot cookies with a spatula to a rack to cool. Serve.

YUM!! Now pour yourself a nice big glass of milk and enjoy!

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