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Chocolate Chip Cookies

February 27, 2010

I didn’t have much to do the other night, and I really felt like baking.  I hadn’t been grocery shopping in awhile, so I knew I wouldn’t have many ingredients in my apartment.  I thought about what I did have, and realized I could make chocolate chip cookies. Chocolate chip cookies are really easy to make, and just require your basic cooking ingredients.  These chocolate chip cookies were slightly crispy at the edges, with a nice soft center.  You can easily whip up a batch of homemade, fresh out of the oven cookies in under 30 minutes.  What a delicious way to end the day!  I enjoyed mine with a glass of milk.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

recipe from PopularCookieRecipes.com (http://www.popularcookierecipes.com/Chocolatechip.html)

Ingredients

3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs,beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
if desired, 1 cup chopped pecans, or chopped walnuts (I didn’t have any nuts at home, so I didn’t add them to the cookies)

1. Preheat oven to 375 F.  Mix sugar, brown sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs in a large bowl by hand.  Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt.  The dough will be very stiff.

2. Stir in chocolate chips by hand.  You’ll need to use a sturdy wooden spoon for this and a bit of muscle.  You can add the pecans, or other nuts, at this time if desired.  Keep stirring and folding the chocolate chips and nuts into the dough until they are evenly dispersed

3. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet (a rounded tablespoon is just more than a tablespoon but less than a heaping tablespoon)

4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown.  (When cookies come out of the oven, they usually look underdone.  They will still finish cooking outside of the oven, so make sure to remove them after 8-10 minutes so they stay soft and don’t become tough or crispy.) Let cool completely then remove from cookie sheet.

Chips Ahoy and Famous Amos have nothing on these cookies!

Enjoy,

Laura

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