Chocolate Chip Cookies

I came home from work yesterday,  desperately craving something sweet. For those of you who don’t know me, I almost always prefer savory over sweet, so this was slightly uncharacteristic. For my family members reading this, you likely remember a deranged, hyperactive little girl actively seeking out chocolate and other sugary delights, but those cravings have long since diminished. Anyways, I burst in the door, threw my bag down and basically shouted at Nevin, “WE NEED TO MAKE COOKIES!” He saw that demented look on my face, and knew best not to argue. This is an incredibly easy, and very simple recipe that is reminiscent of what your grandma would make. Just don’t eat them all at once! 


Servings: 8 (or about 2 cookies)
Prep Time: <10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2  tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I always use semi-sweet)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside. In a separate, large bowl, beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract until creamy. Add egg and beat well after addition. Gradually beat in the flour mixture (don’t be impatient and just dump all the flour in at once,  or you could end up with a super clumped up mixer… not that I’m speaking from personal experience or anything…). Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoon onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for ~10 minutes, until golden brown. Makes about 15 cookies.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 374; Fat: 20 g; Sodium: 229 mg; Cholesterol: 51 mg; Carbs: 42 g; Sugars: 26 g; Protein: 5 g


Amanda’s Rating: 8/10

Nevin’s Rating: 7.5/10

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