TREAT YOURSELF

I firmly believe we all have super powers, whether it is the ability find the perfect song for any playlist, summon beautiful weather on a hike, or inspire crying babies to laughter. One of my super powers is the ability to pick out the perfect avocado… every time… but another power that is more beneficial to others is my ability to make delicious, world famous chocolate chip cookies. And I want to share the recipe with you!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1+ tsp salt
  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 bag Nestle Toll House (or your preferred brand) mini chocolate chips
Notes:
  • I specifically exclude the vanilla extract and the baking soda. The result is perfectly light and  fluffy cookies that stay soft for days (if they aren’t devoured by then!)
  • I love that sweet and salty combination which means I use salted butter and even add more salt than is recommended in the classic recipe. I leave the salt quantity listed above at “1+” so you can decide how salty you want your cookies to be.
Directions:
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the salt and flour. Set aside.
  3. In a medium-large mixing bowl, combine the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until creamy.
  4. Add the eggs to the sugar mix, one at a time, mixing and fluffing the batter after each addition.
  5. Slowly add the flour until all is completely incorporated.
  6. Dump the entire bag of mini chocolate chips into the mix and use your powerful muscles to mix it all together.
  7. Don’t eat a couple spoonfuls of the delicious, tempting cookie dough (or do. You’re a strong, independent individual, who am I to tell you what to do?)
  8. Plop your preferred cookie size spoonfuls of cookie dough onto a baking sheet and place on a middle rack in the oven.
  9. Bake for 9-11 minutes (10 minutes is typically the perfect time.)
  10. Remove the baking sheet from the oven, marvel at your beautiful creations, and definitely eat one to make sure it isn’t poisoned.
  11. Place the cookies that remain after the taste testing onto a plate or cooling rack.
  12. Repeat until the dough is gone!
I promise, they turn out perfect every time!