Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons hot water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.
Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
Dissolve baking soda in hot water.
Add to batter along with salt.
Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts.
Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.
(with my oven, i baked mine for 12 minutes)
(I sometimes don't have enough of one of the ingredients in my house to make the full recipe, so if that happens, I half the recipe. Here's the measurements for the half recipe version. :) )
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon hot water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup and 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts, optional
I made these the other day and Clint took one as he walked out the door for work.
I got this text a few minutes later:
"cookies are flawless. incredible!"
(talk about a pat on the back! I felt so good. :)
I thought y'all might like to have the recipe, too! (I found it on allrecipes.com)
I've been making chocolate chip cookies for as long as I can remember, and these are THE BEST!
Hope you have a great weekend, everyone! I am looking forward to a date with my man tonight. I think we're going to go out to dinner and then go see the movie Argo. Should be fun!!