Friday, January 13, 2012

Chocolate-chip cookies

Simple, easy, got-to-bake, kid-favorite cookies.

1/2 cup butter, room temp - soft
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg, room temp
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup sifted all- purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nutmeats (optional)

375° F oven. Greased, cool cookie sheet.

Cream butter. Add sugar. Beat till creamy.
Beat in egg and vanilla.
Combine flour + salt + baking soda. Stir this into the sugar-egg mixture. You don't have to beat the heck out of it, btw.
Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop batter from a teaspoon onto the cookie sheet, well apart.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes. if you like it chewy, bake till the cookie batter is just set.
If you prefer them crispy, wait till they are a golden brown around the edges.

Remove from oven. Let rest for a minute, then transfer cookies onto a cooling rack.
Cool well before storing.

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