i sometimes get the occasional craving for a homemade chocolate chip cookie, but who wants to bake a big batch and eat them all by oneself? andrew’s been watching his sweets intake, j doesn’t even like cookies (interesting child, huh?), and everyone at work is dieting. i’d share with my students, but as of late they aren’t worthy since all they do is complain about how hard school is (we are ALL ready for thanksgiving break). so what i do is make a big batch, bake a few, and freeze the rest. they lie in wait in the freezer for when i’ve had one of THOSE days.
chocolate chip cookies
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
preheat oven to 375F.
combine flour, baking soda, and salt and set aside. beat butter, sugar, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl until creamy. add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. gradually beat in flour mixture. drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets.
bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. cook on baking sheets for 2 minutes.
tip: use an ice cream scoop to portion out the dough on cookie sheets. pop in the freezer. when they are fully frozen put cookies into a freezer bag.