Chocolate chip cookies remind me of childhood memories, cold evenings cuddled under a blanket, and making messes in the kitchen with grannie. My husband and I even have a terribly unhealthy tradition of baking a batch of my chocolate chip cookies and eating a plateful while they are still piping hot!
I know I am not alone in my love of chocolate chip cookies. Heck, just today a professor caught me eating a chocolate chip cookie in class and stopped the lecture to have the following conversation:
Prof: “Is that a cookie?”
Me: *I nod yes*
Prof: “Is it by chance a chocolate chip cookie?”
Me: *I smile and nod again*
Prof: “Did you bring enough to share with everyone?”
Me: *I laugh* “Nope!”
Prof: “Any to share with just me?”
Me: “No way.”
Prof: “Darn. Well aren’t chocolate chip cookies everyone’s favorite bite to eat. I mean does anyone NOT like chocolate chip cookies?” *No one replies* “SEE! Everyone likes them!”
It was a funny interlude to the class, especially when you consider his lectures are taped so they can be used for e-learning in later years. Now there shall forever be mention of chocolate chip cookies in mathematical economics.
If you want to test whether chocolate chip cookies really are THAT GOOD, then give my chocolate chip cookie recipe a try.
Recipe (Makes 1-2 dozen cookies)
- 2 ¼ cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup butter, softened
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 tsp vanilla flavouring (like vanilla extract)
- 2 eggs, large
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Any additional toppings (nuts, marshmallows, candies)
- In a small bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt
- In a large bowl, combine the butter, sugars and vanilla until creamy
- Beat eggs into the large bowl
- Slowly add the dry mixture to the large bowl
- Add chocolate chips and toppings, stir in
- Place tablespoon sized amounts of rounded dough (not balls, just slightly rounded edges) onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375F for 8-10 minutes.
I hope you like the cookies! Let me know of any alterations or twists to the recipe you make. I would love to keep experimenting with the recipe though I really like how it has turned out so far!