Monday, February 8, 2010

Sweet Treats

After the Jambalaya was simmering, I got started with some chocolate chip cookies. This recipe was fantastic and I think I will be sticking with it for a long time. The cookies turned out soft and sweet! They were a great hit for the Superbowl yesterday as well.

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies(from Bittman's How to Cook Everything)

What You Need

-2 sticks butter
-3/4 cup brown sugar
-3/4 cup granulated sugar
-2 eggs
-2 cups flour
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-1 tsp vanilla
-2 cups chocolate chips

What You Do

1. Preheat oven to 375 F
2. Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugars; add the eggs one at a time and beat until well blended. (By the way, I hate using the electric mixer and only do so for a short time and then resorted to working by hand. It gets the butter and sugar everywhere!)
3. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and add them to the batter by hand, stirring to blend. Stir in the vanilla and then the chocolate chips.
4. Drop by tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets and bake until lightly browned about 10 minutes.

Share with friends, and eat with a glass of milk.

1 comment:

  1. I recommend adding a 1-1.5 tsp of molasses to the mix and also sprinkling sea salt on top of the cookies right before they go in the oven. It's a great combination.