My husband occasionally gets the craving for cookies hot out of the oven. And when that happens he’ll typically run to the nearest store and pick up a break-apart refrigerated cookie dough and preheat the oven.
But what happens when he gets the idea to actually make the cookies?
Turns out he breaks open the Cookie cookbook and finds a recipe for us to bake. The cookie was supposed to be a Chocolate-Chip Hazelnut Cookie. Of course we didn’t actually have any hazelnuts. So… it’s just a chocolate chip cookie. But, since when was a chocolate chip cookie a bad thing?
Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 C flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1/3 C butter, softened
- 1/2 C sugar
- 1/4 C brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2/3 C chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease two baking sheets.
- In a small bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Cream together butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix to combine. Add the dry ingredients and mix until incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Spoon cookie batter onto prepared baking sheets an inch or two apart.
- Bake 10-12 minutes. Remove from the baking sheet to a cooling rack.
*This recipe is adapted from The Cookie Book: Over 300 Step-by-Step Recipes for Home Baking*