Take a census of the entire assembly of the Children of Israel, from twenty years of age and up, according to their fathers’ house, all who go out to the army in Israel.” (Num. 26:2)

Yep, this was the first week that I started to struggle to come up with a dessert. I settled on the idea of the census and counting. It is a bit of a reach…chocoalate chip cookies stick tallies. Ok it is really reaching. But the good news, these cookies are amazing. I am not really a huge chocolate chip cookie fan…*gasp*…I know how is that possible? But these are really great. They are soft and have the perfect amount of salt. The other neat thing about them is that they use oil instead of margarine. I found the recipe on aish.com a few years ago and I use it regularly. Lastly I want to end this post with sending my thoughts and prayers to the Kletzky family HaMakom yenachem et’chem b’toch shar avay’lay Tzion vee’Yerushalayim.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Stick Tallies
adapted from 
Rivka Moshayev at aish.com

Ingredients:
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Method:
In large bowl, beat egg slightly. Add oil, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Mix well.
Add flour, baking soda and salt. You can knead with your hands.
Add chocolate chips.
Spread dough out into a rectangle about a half an inch high onto a parchment lined or greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 Fahrenheit or 180 Celsius for 20 – 30 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
Cool for ten minutes, then cut into sticks. Cool completely

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