All of the baking I've been doing lately is negating my healthy summer salads, I think. To stop myself from eating it all, I've been spreading the love around to my family, friends, and coworkers. These are my absolute favourite chocolate chip cookie. While I love a crisp biscuit, chocolate chip have got to be chewy. And they are so versatile as well: kid-friendly ice cream sandwiches above, or dainty afternoon-tea size below.
Chocolate Chip Cookies:
1 1/3 cups butter or block margarine
1 cup sugar
1 cup tightly packed dark brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups flour
5-6 ounces (1 pkg) chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 375F/190C. In a large bowl or stand mixer cream together the butter and sugars, then beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in baking soda and salt, then mix in the flour until well combined. Add chocolate chips - I usually use less than the recipe calls for as I like the cookie better than the chocolate, but I seem to be in the minority. This dough will be quite stiff, so if you have a stand mixer use it! Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto a baking sheet. Bake for 8-9 minutes or until light brown (the centres will be soft), then remove to cool on newspaper. I like to think this soaks up anything unhealthy about these.