Recipe for Post # 29 Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine (butter tastes better)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 finely chopped nuts if desired (I don’t like them)
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (I use mini chips cuz you seem to get more)

Heat the oven to 375.  Spray two cookie sheets with cooking spray.  In one large bowl, mix together all dry ingredients from flour to baking soda.  In another large bowl, cream butter until soft and lemony in appearance.  Mix in brown sugar until very well blended.  Mix in white sugar until very well blended.  Once sugar and butter are well blended and light and fluffy, mix in the eggs one at a time until very thoroughly blended.  Add the vanilla and stir until blended.  Add the dry ingredients and stir slowly until flour is fully incorporated into wet ingredients.  The batter will be dry.  Add the chocolate chips and nuts if using.  Using a small spoon, spoon a tablespoon amoung out of bowl and place on cookie sheet until sheet is full.  Bake for 8-9 minutes, until the edges start to turn golden brown.  While cookies are baking, prep the next pan.  When first pan is removed, put the second pan in the oven.  Allow cookies to cool for a few minutes then remove to cooling rack.  While cookies are cooling, set up the next batch to cook.  This will make about four dozen average size cookies.  The cookies will stay soft and doughy, and may not spread as much as you’re used to.

Alternatively, you can omit the cinnamon, but sprinkle the cookies with a sugar-cinnamon mix similar to snickerdoodles.  Or you can omit the cinnamon altogether.  Another variation can be substituting the butter or magarine with peanut butter (creamy or chunky) and making a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie.



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  1. Happy to see that you don’t like nuts in your chocolate chip cookies, Joe. This recipe looks good, but I think I’ll stick with mine. It uses Butter flavor Crisco which, I think, is a nice compromise. I get good buttery flavor, but the softer consistency that shortening gives…..I like my cookies squishy 🙂

    • As far as I’m concerned, nuts have no place anywhere near chocolate. All they do is take up space that could be better filled with more chocolate! You should try the recipe, it’s really good. At least once, so you’ll know what you’re missing.

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