Monday, July 20, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Today, my friend Sarah received a present in the mail, and while most of us would be content to send a thank-you note or text, Sarah decided that cookies were in order. And who am I to argue against the baking of cookies?

So off we went to Trader Joe’s (though the ingredients can be found at any grocery store) and picked up eggs and chocolate chips, which conveniently had a recipe on the back of the package for chocolate chip cookies. Naturally of course, Sarah refused to listen to reason insisting that she had a much better recipe for chocolate chip cookies, which as it turned out not half an hour later is the recipe on the bag of Trader Joe’s chocolate chips. With a small change in the ratio of sugars of course.
These cookies were delicious, and definitely the classic chocolate chip variety.

Recipe adapted from Trader Joe’s and Sarah

Sarah’s Cookies

2 ¼ cups of flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ cup brown sugar
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 cup softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 package chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract and beat until creamy. Then add in eggs and keep beating, finally adding in all the dry ingredients and at the very end (once your batter has reached desired consistency) stir in the chocolate chips.
Drop mixture onto greased cookie sheets (canola oil did the trick for us), in small balls (maybe 1.5 inch diameter) and bake for 10 minutes. Makes about 24 cookies.

The cookies looked really white when we had finished, but were fully cooked and as previously mentioned, really tasty. This whole process was also super easy and fast, if you’re ever in a hurry to whip up something simple and delicious.

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