I don't know if all of you LOVED Sesame Street as much as I did, but I will tell you, that Cookie Monster and I were chums. I even had a Cookie Monster cake when I turned four years old! (I was going to attach a pict, but my scanner bit the dust! Hopefully soon I can get a new one and can post some old time photos!)
Well I got in the Cookie Monster mood this past Sunday and made some Chocolate Chip cookies for Adam to take to his home teaching families! Now these aren't just any chocolate chip cookies, but these cookies have a history. (How funny it is that I am making it look as if I never cook sweets ... ha ha)
When I attended Young Womens Activities in my church as a youth, I had this leader named Leslie. Now Leslie had 3 kids and each summer instead of setting up a cheesy Lemonade stand, she would get her kids together, buy all the ingredients to make multiple types of cookies, and sell them on the street. Now the catch was that her kids had to take part of their money they earned to put back into the expense of buying the ingredients. I KID YOU NOT, neighbors from all around would line up just to get these cookies. THEY WERE AMAZING! So the moral of the story, is that she taught us to make these amazing cookies, and I haven't veered from this recipe since! SO, you lucky folks get to try it out if you like! I promise you won't be displeased!
Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prehead oven to 325 degrees
1 Cup Butter (soften only by sitting out on counter ... DON'T MICROWAVE! This is the key to great cookies!)
3/4 Cup White Sugar
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1 t. Vanilla (I use mexican vanilla, and it makes ALL the difference!)
Cream these ingredients together
2 Cups chocolate chips (I am a fan of Milk Chocolate)
1 Cup nuts (optional)
2 1/2 cups flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
Don't mix until you put all ingredients together. If you put the chocolate chips in with dry ingredients, it mixes them in more evenly, so you have a perfect mix of chocolate chips in each cookie! I use a cookie scoop so each cookie is exactly the same size. Cook for 12-15 minutes!
For CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CHIP cookies add 1/2 c. cocoa to the dry ingredients.