Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Growing up, every Monday, my chores included baking cookies, and sweeping and mopping the kitchen floor. I'm not sure why I remember that. But it was my favorite chore day of the week. I love cookies. Chocolate chip cookies are my father's favorite and we always made the Toll house cookie recipe.

When I was in college, a friend gave me a recipe she had gotten from Sarah for chocolate chip cookies. This recipe has replaced the Toll house recipe as my favorite. I substitute margarine instead of butter due to the advice of my friend, Lisa. I think they turn out chewier and a little less flat, which I prefer. Back in college, when I wrote down the recipe, I didn't include any baking instructions, so I just followed standard cookie baking instructions.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cream together:
1 cup margarine (2 sticks)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar

Add and beat well:
2 eggs
2 tablespoons hot water
2 teaspoons vanilla

Add:
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Add:
1 package chocolate chips (I prefer Nestle semi-sweet morsels)

Scoop by tablespoons (I use a size 60 scoop) onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10 minutes. Let cool 2 minutes on the pan, then move to a baking rack to cool.

3 comments:

Melissa said...

is this the recipe you made when i was at your house? YUM

Melody Stuckey said...

Yes, that's the one. :)

Rach said...

My mouth is watering... :)