Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Best cookies yet

Chocolate chip cookies - yummy - and even better when someone else does the work! My 9-year-old  made these treats all by herself. She measured, she mixed, she shaped and she baked. She is wonderful.

Of course she's been working with me in the kitchen since her toddler days but this is the first batch she has done from beginning to end all on her own. (Apologies to her batch of peanut butter last Friday but she got bored before she finished baking all the dough.)

Chocolate Chip Cookies
350 degrees, 8-10 minutes until lightly browned
1 C      butter
11/4 C   light brown sugar
1Tbsp  vanilla
2          eggs
21/4C   flour
1tsp      baking soda
1/2tsp   salt
11/4C   chocolate chips

Cream the butter and sugar together. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Mix the flour, baking soda and salt together. Add dry to wet ingredients and mix thoroughly. Mix in chocolate chips until evenly distributed. Drop by spoonfuls (whatever size you like but the bigger they are the longer they will take) onto cookie sheet lined with parchment. Bake until light brown on bottom and just golden on top.

We've used this recipe for years and I believe it was modified from the Crisco "Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie" recipe. They are soft, chewy and, yes, they are yummy!

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