Monday, November 21, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know. Everyone has a chocolate chip cookie recipe they love, but in case you don't, I am posting this.  And since it is my go-to recipe, I figured it needed to be on this blog!  When I was in high school, I had a friend named Jeff who always brought snacks to our AP English class.  Usually they were almonds or dried mangoes, but occasionally they were these cookies.  He was a good friend and always shared. :)  His mom made these often and shared the recipe with our family.  We've been making them ever since!  The trick is to not over-mix the dough and to take them out before you may think they're done.  The result - an extremely soft fluffy cookie that is incredible fresh out of the oven but that stays soft for the next day too...if you haven't eaten them all by then....

Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 c. butter, softened
1 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. white sugar
1 T. vanilla
3/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
2 eggs
3 c. flour
chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl or mixer, mix butter, sugars, vanilla, baking soda, salt and eggs together until combined.  Add flour and chocolate chips until just combined! (Don't over mix).  Scoop onto cookie sheets and bake for 9-10 minutes until bottoms are just beginning to brown.  Take out before they look completely done.  Remove from pan and let cool on a wire rack.

(Fresh out of the oven, puffy and barely browning on the edges, and then after they've cooled)
Source: Connie Savage, family friend

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