Friday, April 24, 2009

Cookie of the Day: Chocolate Chip cookies

2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 cup chopped nuts, optional

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

In large mixer bowl, beat butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until creamy.

Beat in eggs.

Gradually beat in flour mixture.

Stir in chocolate morsels and nuts, if using.

Drop by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 9 to 11 minutes until edges are golden brown.

Makes about 5 dozen.

Pan Cookies:
Spread dough in greased 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1 inch baking pan.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.
Cool completely.
Cut into squares.
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