Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Every mom needs a good recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies.  I have tried a lot that are okay. Some that are too buttery, some that are too flourey.  This one is just right.  So I thought I would share it with you so you can quit wasting your time making cookies that don't turn out good.

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup Butter softened (don't use margarine, that's just gross)
1 cup brown sugar
2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups flour
2 (7-ounce) Hershey bars chopped up or 1 (12-ounce) package of chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups chopped nuts (if you like them)

Heat oven to 375 degress.
Cream butter and sugars.  Add eggs and vanilla and beat well.  Mix in salt, baking powder, baking soda, and flour.  Add chocolate and nuts. Mold into golf-size balls and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Press slightly.  Bake 7-10 minutes.  Cookies will be very soft.  When cookies cool they will be firm.  If you cook them until they are brown and firm they won't be very good. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies. 
Recipe adapted from "Remedies for the "I Don't Cook" Syndrome" by Janet Peterson.  This recipe book was my bible when I was first married.  I used it soo much that the spine fell apart and I had to take it to the copy store and get it spiral bound.  I'm happy to say my cooking skills have improved since then.  I hope your family enjoys this recipe as much as mine does!

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