Chocolate Chip Cookies

Okay, guys, I want you to know how special you all are…because I wouldn’t give this recipe to just anyone.  What follows is my famous chocolate chip cookie recipe.  I don’t know what makes these different from any other cookie, but you just can’t go wrong with them.  I used to make them for the fine arts association I worked for way back and still get calls requesting batches…so with the holidays quickly approaching, I figured I’d share the wealth.

In honor of the one student who is responsible for this cookie fame, I have lovingly named the recipe after him.

Derek’s Cookies

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

½ cup butter (one stick)

¾ cup sugar

¾ cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

1 12-ounce package chocolate chips

In a small bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.  Set aside.  In a large bowl beat together the butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until creamy.  Beat in the eggs.  Gradually blend in the flour mixture.  Stir in the chocolate.  Drop the mixture by the tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake in a 375 degree oven for 9-11 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.  Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.  Serve with cold milk.

Makes about 2-3 dozen, depending on the size of your cookies.

*If you’re storing these cookies in Tupperware and they start to get hard, place a slice of bread in the container with the cookies and they will be just as soft as when you first baked them.  Best trick of the trade 😉

Every Monday is a “Reci-bee” post, where I share my favorite recipes, recipe collections, and cooking and baking hints and tips. 

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