It's been a tough two days for our extended family (heart surgery, foot surgery, miscarriage, breast cyst, flights across country, and plain old colds). So today, as I await news on mom's heart surgery, I'm baking my worries away.
Great Grandma Betty's Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened ahead of time
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Sift together flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Beat sugar into softened butter with a mixer. Add brown sugar, vanilla and eggs, beating the mixture after each ingredient is added.
- Gradually add in flour mixture, and beat thoroughly.
- Stir in chocolate chips, nuts and whatever.
- Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.
Oops! My husband laughs at me, because I tend to get ditzy and forgetful when I'm stressed. I did it with the cookies - putting one stick of butter (1/2 cup) in the mix, instead of 1 cup (2 sticks). Oh well, I added some crisco to the remaining batter, so we'll see how they turn out. Oh well, it's the thought that counts, right? Ands baking is definitely cheaper than therapy!
Afterthought: the "lite" cookies are actually still good. They're not as buttery yummy, but they're still good for a chocolate fix. :)