Sunday, March 21, 2010
Best EVER Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
1 lb. butter
1 ½ c. sugar
2 c. brown sugar
1 ½ T. vanilla
6 c. flour
1 ½ t. salt
1 ½ t. soda
3 c. chocolate chips
Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Add dry ingredients. Cook 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.
From whence it came: My daughter, Jessica, gave me this recipe. She got it from her college roommate, Alyssa, who is such a fun and great girl. Thanks, Alyssa! (The original recipe only had three eggs, but I recently starting adding four because the dough is so stiff and sometimes it's difficult to incorporate all the ingredients.)
Why it's blog worthy: It was not difficult to decide which recipe would be the very first recipe I posted on my cooking blog. This one had "perfect first recipe" written all over it. First, it's divine. The cookies turn out perfect every time, never flat, and if you accidentally over cook them they are still divine when dipped in a glass of ice cold milk. Also, because these are the most basic ingredients ever. If you don't have these ingredients in your pantry and fridge right now, at this very moment, then I don't know what to say. You just might be beyond help if you are not consistently stocked up on chocolate chips and butter. Last reason, easy schmeazy. A four year old could make these cookies.
Warning: The dough is a problem! My husband won't touch raw dough of any sort because he has cootie issues and is afraid of raw eggs and their possible deadly effects. He will, however, make an exception to his no raw egg rule for this cookie dough. He LOVES it! Sometimes I have to slap his hand with the spatula to get a few scoops onto the cookie sheet. The dough is delish!
Hope you enjoy stirring it up!