Jemma Brown (aka Cookie Girl) lives in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. Following the 9/11 attacks on NYC, Jemma baked and served cookies to the workers coming and going to the World Trade Center site. I love this portrait of a heroic kid coping with tragedy. This short film Cookie Girl in the Hot Zone, produced by Skip Blumberg, was first aired on WGBH and Zoom’s program America’s Kids Respond.
Feel inspired to follow Jemma’s example of showing someone you care with a simple and comforting cookie? This easy to follow recipe is a favorite and makes an amazing chocolate chip cookie!
* 1 cup butter, softened
* 1 cup white sugar
* 1 cup packed brown sugar
* 2 eggs
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 3 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 2 teaspoons hot water
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
* 1 cup chopped walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
3. Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.