Sunday, October 08, 2006
Three of my good friends,Mindy, Jamie and Marissa (picture below), participated in the 3-Day Walk for Breast Cancer this weekend.
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.
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.
This recipe produces a sort of flat, but deliciously chewy and buttery sweet transport for the rich chocolate chips. Makes about 3 dozen.