Monday, December 7, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookies



We were stuck inside all day because of the cold weather, so I decided to bake. The smell of chocolate chip cookies filling your house makes it a little less yucky to be couped up inside, wouldn't you agree?

Ingredients:
2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla (It seems like a lot, doesn't it?)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg + 1 egg yold
3/4 cup butter (melted)
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup pecans (chopped) (These are optional.)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 325.

Mix flour and soda in a small bowl and set aside. In a larger bowl, cream the butter and sugars together. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla, and beat until light and fluffy. Add the dry mixture and mix until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and pecans by hand.

Drop onto a cookie sheet. Here's a tip: cover your cookie sheet with foil and bake on that. It leaves your cookies perfect, and the mess is WAY easier to clean up. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.


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