Monday, May 7, 2012

Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lets pretend that we are just coming home 
from school and have a big plate of 
warm cookies and cold milk waiting for us.
They are so easy to mix up.
 Start with room temperature butter, 
beat in the sugars, then add the egg.
 Beat until fluffy. Mix in vanilla.
 Add the flour, baking soda and salt thru a sifter.
 Dump in the chocolate chips.
 Mix just until everything is incorporated.
 Use a teaspoon full and space 2" apart.
 I sometimes use parchment paper. 
An un-greased baking sheet is all you'll need.
 Bake @375 until lightly golden around the edges.
 Scratch and Sniff.....just kidding!
 I chill the remaining dough and when firm enough 
I roll it into walnut-sized balls. 
I then freeze or refrigerate 
to bake more warm cookies the next day.
That's how we roll!
They don't last long!

Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 C brown sugar
1/4 C white sugar
1 egg
1 t vanilla
1-1/2 C flour
1/2t baking soda
pinch salt if using unsalted butter
1 C chocolate chips, semi-sweet

Set the butter in a bowl to reach room temperature. Add sugars and beat with an electric mixer until blended. Add the egg and beat until creamy. Beat in the vanilla.
Add the flour, soda , and salt thru a sifter. Add the chocolate chips. Beat again
until everything is well mixed. Drop by using a rounded teaspoon full of batter onto
 an un-greased cookie sheet 2" apart.
Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes, until golden around the edges.
Optional add-ins: 1/2C walnuts or pecans lightly toasted and chopped.

(when you double the recipe use 3/4C brown sugar and 3/4 C white sugar)

TIP: Freezer stash chocolate chip cookie dough. Scoop chilled dough into walnut-sized balls, freeze to bake and enjoy fresh warm cookies anytime! They bake frozen in about 15 minutes.

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  1. Looks yum :)
    Greetings from Australia♥

  2. YUMMYyyyy!!!!!! My grandgirls love to make and eat choc. chip cookies, it's their favorite treat and the next is brownies. I am going to try your recipe for a change, as I am going to spend 3 weeks with them bacause my daughter Sofia is going to Miami for an operation in his back her hubby is going to have. Thank you dear Rita, for this and all the wonderful recipes I receive. Hugs,

  3. Wish I had one (or two) of these right now! Yum!

  4. Chocolate chip cookies are one of my all-time favorites. These look so goooood. Thanks for the tip about rolling the dough into balls and freezing for later use. That's a great idea!

  5. How great to bake some and then have some to bake another day. Never in a million years would I have thought of this. Love your recipe too. Thanks tons for sharing at TTT. Hugs, Marty

  6. I am on the web looking for pork tenderloin recipes, when photo collage of Rita May pictures came up. I thought I know a Rita May, and admit my curiosity got me so I clicked on a picture and here I am. I did not know you had another blog! I so love food cooking, so happy I found your "other" site. Happy cooking and thanks for the recipes.

  7. Rita, You are terrible to make these fabulous chocolate chip cookies, which are my favorite, and not send over a plateful! YUMMY!

  8. How I arrived here, I have no idea, but who could resist a new chocolate chip cookie recipe. Just took my first pan out of the oven and having a warm cookie right now. Yum!

  9. I tried this recipe and followed it exactly, and my dough turned out very crumbly :( I only made a small batch out of the dough that I made and when they baked they didn't flatten out like a cookie normally would, they stayed in a ball shape, almost like how I had rolled them. I eventually added another egg to make the dough wetter and it seemed to help, but they still didn't end up looking like the pic. I'm not a total novice, and I've successfully made other kinds of cookies, yet am not sure what exactly happened.. any advice?

  10. I forgot to mention in my previous post, the cookies themselves did taste wonderful !

  11. I could use a care package every now and then. (sigh). Perfect recipe.