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Friday, January 27, 2012
'Good Enuf' Chocolate-Chip Cookies
We wanted Chocolate Chip Cookies the other night. I looked for a "Best Cookie" recipe on the internet, but couldn't find any quick enough. I did find my copy of the old Better Homes and Garden Cookbook, copyrighted 1953.
On page 187, there's a recipe titled 'Chocolate-Chip Cookies'.No zingy descriptive names like... Best Cookies Ever...just a plain old name: Chocolate-Chip Cookies. I like that. I thought it was interesting how much smaller the cookies were made back then, how simple the recipes were, and not many utensils or ingredients either!
Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees, line cookie sheet with parchment paper, bake 10 to 12 minutes. Here's how simple it is: Cream together butter (1 stick) and sugars (1/2 cup granulated, 1/4 cup brown), then add 1 egg, beat well.
In a small bowl, mix together flour (1 cup plus 2 Tbs), baking soda (1/2 tsp), and salt (1/2 tsp). Add flour mixture slowly to creamed sugar mixture. Stir in hot water (1/4 tsp), vanilla (1/2 tsp), chocolate chips (6 oz) and walnuts (if desired)
Use the tablespoon to scoop the dough and drop onto cookie sheet.
I also just stuck some walnuts into half the cookies because I don't do walnuts myself.
Wild Bill really liked these cookies. I really liked making them because they were so quick and didn't make a pile of cookies I'd just have to give away.
Try making a quick batch yourself. You might just want to call them Best.Cookies.Ever. I won't tell.