Sunday, October 08, 2006

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever

Three of my good friends,Mindy, Jamie and Marissa (picture below), participated in the 3-Day Walk for Breast Cancer this weekend.
breast avengers 3
I wanted to make them some treats to have along the way and to keep up their energy. Jamie is a picky eater, but everyone loves chocolate chip cookies, so kept it simple and made the very best chocolate chip cookie for my friends.
chocolate chip cookies
The recipe is simple, you mix the ingredients, chill for an hour and spoon on to sheets.

1 stick of butter, softened,
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips

You don't even need an electric mixer to do this, I just made sure my butter was very soft before I started and just used a wooden spoon. Cream the butter with the sugars, add the egg and vanilla and stir, don't overmix it. Sift the dry ingredients together and add to the wet. Stir till just combined and fold in the chocolate chips. I would normally put nuts in them, but I know nuts aren't everyone's thing, so I left them really classic; sans nuts.

At 350 degrees, it took about 8 minutes to bake a single silicon mat lined tray of 12 cookies. Let them sit on the sheet for a minute and carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool.

cookie closeup

This recipe produces a sort of flat, but deliciously chewy and buttery sweet transport for the rich chocolate chips. Makes about 3 dozen.

3 Comments:

  1. Elizabeth Anne said...
    These look just like the chocolate cookies a family friend would make for us. When I was younger, she would wink and say "You just can't wait to have one, can you?" Sounds perverse, but she was sweet.
    donal.h said...
    I love chocolate chip cookies! But, then you know that. Those look darn tastey though.
    Mel said...
    Those look incredible! I'll have to try them out soon, perhaps even right now.

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