I was baking a loaf of bread for the weekend, and Alex asked, "Make cookies?"
So I went, "Why not?" and on thinking about it, decided, "This would be fun to put on my blog!"
So here goes. This is the chocolate chip cookie recipe from the Betty Crocker cookbook, but it's identical to the Toll House Cookie one, too. I've made it so many thousands of times that I know it by heart.
Here we go!
White sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla, all ready to be creamed together.
Mexican vanilla. It looks like some sort of medication, doesn't it? Actually, it's a bunch of vanilla for, like, 3 bucks. It has a slightly different aroma than regular vanilla, like they make it with tequila or something. There's no worms in it.
As far as I know.
Butter and margarine, waiting to be melted. I know I should soften them on the counter rather than nuking them, but I don't have the time. I nuke cream cheese, too. Don't tell anyone I said that.
The recipe technically calls for one egg, but all I had were banty eggs, so I used two.
Bosch, do your magic!
You don't have to do chocolate chip cookies in a heavy duty mixer like this. I'm just lazy, and my arm gets tired from using a hand mixer. Yes I'm a lazy wimp and I like my cool power tools.
Anyway, once it's all creamed together ...
As Alex says, "Flowers!"
And baking soda and salt. Of course. The recipe actually calls for 2 1/4th cups flour, I just didn't take a picture of the last 1/4th. It's boring.
Annnnnd the chocolate chips. I've discovered that when a recipe calls for 2 cups, you can get by with just 1. You don't notice a difference at all.
And know what? Dark chocolate chips make THE most fabulous chocolate chip cookies on EARTH.
Let your mixer chew this all up together.
Take time to smell the roses.
Very cute roses.
Then drop the cookies into vaguely spherical shapes on an ungreased cookie sheet.
And bake for 12 minutes.
And a dramatic lighting shot to show texture!
That's the natural light in my kitchen. When we get a house, it'll have to have these magical things in the kitchen called windows.
Anyway, now the cookies can be gobbled up by all and sundry!
Here's the recipe:
Chocolate Chip Cookies:
3/4ths cup granulated sugar
3/4ths cup brown sugar
1 cup butter or margarine (2 sticks)
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4ths cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 or 2 cups chocolate chips
Nuts, if desired
Cream together sugars, butter and vanilla. Beat in egg. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt. Beat into sugar mixture a little at a time. Add chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Makes about 4 dozen.