Mustang, Oklahoma, United States
60-ish 'child of the prairie' who loves sewing, baking, knitting and most of all -- family & friends.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

An old standard - - Chocolate Chip Cookies

As I was mixing the dough for these cookies, I found that I was short on chocolate chips. After some digging in the pantry and grumbling/grinching around -- I found a bar of Green & Black's Bittersweet Dark Chocolate sent to me by my dear friend, Linda. Giving the bar a rough chop and stirring those bits of dark chocolate into the cookie dough was a wonderful addition -- it gave the cookies punch of chocolatey-ness (is that a word??) and I will be adding it to my recipe notes on this cookie. Thanks Linda -- your gift of chocolate saved a batch of Christmas cookies !!!

Chocolate Chip Cookies (Southern Living)

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 & 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 (12 oz) package of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Beat butter and sugars at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until blended. Combine flour, soda and salt in a small bowl; gradually add to butter mixture, beat well. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 14 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 5 dozen (Note: I always double this recipe)

Chocolate Chip with nuts: 1 & 1/2 cups toasted chopped pecans or walnuts may be added to the cookie dough.

Almond-Toffee Chocolate Chip: Reduce chocolate chips to 1 cup. Add 1/2 cup slivered toasted almonds and 1 cup almond toffee bits.