In pursuit of a simple, fabulous, imperfect life at home.

Weekend Graces #6: Bake Cookies

The whole point of these little Weekend Graces is that they are small things.  These aren't new and fabulous, pinterest-worthy ideas.  They are the little things that speak love in the midst of ordinary life.  They are reminders to slow down and serve the people we love most in simple, lovely ways.

Our home needed that this week.  It has been a busy week.  A frustrating week.  A tired week.  We needed to celebrate a little bit.

I became aware of just how much my family needed this today as I pulled the cookies from the oven and one by one my kids started to ask questions like "who's coming over?" and "who are those for?"

In the busyness of life I somehow forgot to bake cookies just for them.

So this week's Weekend Grace is to bake cookies.  Or something else simple that your family loves.  Not because somebody is coming over or because you promised to bake something for a potluck, but just because.

Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Cream together:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
Beat in:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
 Then add
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 cups of chopped white chocolate
Mix until combined.  Roll into balls and place on cookie sheets.  Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes until cracked on top and slightly browned on the bottom.  Let cool for a minute or two before transferring to cooling rack.  Enjoy!

Thanks so much for visiting The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking.  Happy Weekend!


  1. It is such fun to see your posts on Facebook and then to visit your site! Oh, how I love your life! Keep them coming; they are regular day brighteners!

  2. This same thing has happened to me before, too, with the kids. It does make you think about things. Thank you for this wonderful reminder to make the same effort and show the same consideration for our own families as we do for everyone else. I am constantly amazed at how the smallest things can make such an impact on my kids. They notice every little extra thing that I do for them and are always so excited and thankful. It really doesn't take a lot does it...

    Tina - Happy Weekend!

  3. Considering you have a full house, baking cookies is an EPIC task. I do not believe for one moment that this is not Pinterest worthy. In fact, I'm gonna PIN IT :)

  4. I love this idea. thank you for taking time to post these simple but so sweet and powerful ideas. gonna do this for my kids this afternoon after school.

  5. Beautiful! I needed this reminder today, Kelly.

  6. I find myself really looking forward to your weekend graces! Simple but meaningful to families.

    1. As I was reading your post my youngest came in and asked to make cookies with me - perfect timing!

  7. Hi Kelly, laura Ingells Wilder"s daughter Rose wrote a series called the Rocky Ridge Series. It is the fiction section of the library. I'm not sure it is under her name. Her adopted grandson completed the series after her death. It is written in the same format in which her mother wrote and tells what happened after the Little House Series. I think your family would enjoy it greatly! There are five or six books in the series. I love your blog. Thanks for adding a little sweetness to my days. Julie Rosenberg

  8. Ah ... I can smell you cookies here in Holland :-)

    My son baked just a bitter macaroons cake. Do you know this cake? Very tasty, with small pieces of bitter macaroons ( in Dutch: bitterkoekjescake) Not every child likes it but we love it all.

  9. We just made your cookies (unfortunately for a potluck), but our kids were thrilled to be making new cookies this morning. So good. Thank you! We love your blog.

  10. Weird comment but I love the way you laid out your recipe. Instead of the normal paragraph form you listed everything in groups with the amount.

    And everything you post is pin worthy... :)

  11. Dear Kelly, Hi! I am Amanda...a homeschool mother of five...and I sure do feel God's peace while reading your blog about a simple imperfect life. Gosh, I live that life too...and I do crave and foster simplicity in our home and lives as well. It helps us to hear Our Lord better. God does speak in silence. :) May Jesus bless you dear sister in Christ!!!


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