11/11/10

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies - Surprise Someone Today!

Shhh! Don't tell my family but I think I'm going to make them chocolate chip cookies tonight when I get home from work! Since I haven't made them today I'll have to borrow an image from the internet - but I hope it entices you to whip some cookies tonight after work as well!

Now, I have an excellent and awesome cookie recipe that I'm known for. My cookies are soft and chewy and always mistaken for being bakery bought. However, when I saw this recipe it was very similar to my own and I instinctively knew it would be a 'keeper'.

I'm making these tonight... and hope you will too! It's Veteran's Day today - maybe make a plate full for a military member (or retired member!) you know of in your neighborhood! Surprise them with a plate of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. Enjoy.


Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter, soft
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (12 oz.)


In a bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and brown sugar until well blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.

In another bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir or beat into butter mixture until well incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop dough in walnut sized portions, 2 inches apart, onto buttered 12- by 15-inch baking sheets.

Bake in a 400° oven until cookies are lightly browned, about 7-8 minutes. Let set on the baking sheet for about 2-3 minutes before transferring to a cookie rack to cool. Don't over bake or they won't be chewy!
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