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Friday, December 24, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I bake two different cookies that make people swoon: ginger cookies and chocolate chip cookies.  I didn't even make up this recipe for chocolate chips cookies, but everyone I know that tries them LOVES them.  I think it's because there isn't any vanilla in them, which frees you up to really taste the delicious combination of chocolate, butter and salt.

Try not to eat all the raw cookie dough.

Thanks again to one of my two favorite cookbooks, Betty Crocker's New Cookbook (the other being Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book, 15th Edition (Better Homes & Gardens Plaid)), for the making and baking of basic foods.  If you are new to, or afraid of, cooking, I highly recommend either of these books.  They are like the blankie of cookery.

Many cookies were harmed during the photography process.
I had to eat this one.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
from Betty Crocker's New Cookbook

3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
1 c. butter, softened
1 egg
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 package (12 oz) chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli Bittersweet)

Mix sugars, butter and egg.  Stir in flour, soda and salt.  The dough will be stiff.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Drop by rounded teaspoons (I use a cookie scoop) about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 8-10 minutes at 375 until light brown.  Cool slightly and remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Do me, and everyone you love, a huge favor and DO NOT USE MARGARINE.  I am begging you.  And, I think today is the day you should splurge for a better quality chocolate, while you're at it.  You will taste the difference.


  1. You would post this while I am out of choco chips, and no one is open today. How COULD you?!

    No vanilla -- interesting. I am going to try these. I think it is the Crisco recipe that calls for 1 or 2 TABLESPOONS of vanilla, and that is all you can taste! Your recipe sounds more like my nemesis, bread and chocolate. To die for, maybe. Oh no, I feel a Nutella-filled-croissant craving coming on...

  2. Okay, Carrie. I'm armed. I have choco chips, and I have real butter. These babies are going to be in my tummy by 3 pm tomorrow afternoon, probably sooner.

    You loved Wuthering Heights, huh? I have not read that, but I'm going to now, on your recommendation. I read Jane Eyre a long time ago... and Pride and Prejudice a while back... decided I was finally old enough to enjoy some of the classics. Unfortunately I was introduced to them way too young, and thought they all had to be completely BORING... So glad I've grown up a teeny bit.

  3. I can't wait to hear what you think about these cookies. And what you think about Wuthering Heights!


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