Never is there a time when a good old fashioned chocolate chip cookie doesn't make you feel happier. There's just something about this comfort food that brightens the moment. I think it's the brown sugar which adds the rich, chewy texture we all look for. In my opinion, a good chocolate cookie consists of crisp outer edges, and a wonderfully chewy center. This cookie, is all that and more.
This is probably the easiest cookie recipe on the face of the earth and it yields wonderful cookies. Here's the recipe:
Chocolate Chip Cookies:
makes 36 cookies
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Using a mixer, beat the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Then add the egg and beat well. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto greased baking sheets. (i used a small ice-cream scoop) Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Once golden brown, cool for 5-10 minutes.
The hardest part about making these cookies is most likely waiting for them to bake. The entire house become filled with a wonderfully sweet aroma that you just cannot resist. Try not to stare at them baking because you know what they say, "a watched pot never boils." But, once your cookies have been baked and cooled, I think you know what to do next.... DEVOUR THEM! Don't save them, EAT THEM! Pour yourself a nice cold glass of milk, and enjoy the fruits of your labor.