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Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies ~ www.Denverista.com

 

My favorite sweet has always been and always will be a soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie.  My grandmother made the best ones ever!  People would request my grandmother bring a plate of her delicious cookies to their events.  And I was always right by her side helping her whip up a batch of her secret recipe that everybody raved about.  Those were the days, standing next to my grandmother in the hot kitchen, her with an apron on and me in my pigtails waiting to lick the mixing bowl once she was done it.  Now I make these cookies with my children standing next to me helping me spoon them onto the baking sheets, eagerly awaiting the mixing bowl.    Hmm, maybe I should get an apron like my grandmothers.  

This is an easy recipe and it yields about 4 dozen cookies.  You can always freeze half of the batch for later.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Baking soda (If you don’t have baking soda, you can substitute  1 1/2 tsp of baking powder)
  • 1 cup of Butter, room temperature (I always place the sticks of butter in a mixing cup and microwave them until soft)
  • 1 1/2 cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract or Mexican Vanilla
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 Cups of Chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of crushed nuts *Optional*  (I like to use Cashews for the sweet and salty flavor)

Directions:  Heat oven to 350 degrees

  1.   In a mixing bowl, add the sugars and the butter until it is fluffy.  {Bowl one.}
  2.   In another mixing bowl add your dry ingredients together: salt, flour, baking soda and lightly mix together.  {Bowl two.}
  3.   Add the dry ingredients in bowl two to bowl one.
  4.   Now add the eggs and vanilla in the bowl and mix them up all well for at least a minute.
  5. Once everything is nicely mixed add in the chocolate chips and nuts and mix it up some more.
  6. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper and use a cookie scoop to lay out your cookies on to the baking sheets.  {Walmart sells one that looks like a mini ice cream scooper for $3.00 or so}.
  7. Depending on your oven they should be done in about 8 to 10 minutes.  If not, bake for two more minutes until the edges are brown.
  8. Pull them out of the oven and allow them to rest on top of the baking sheet for a few minutes before you cool them.  This will help to crispen the edges without burning the cookie.
  9.  Once the cookies have cooled, store them in an air tight container until you are ready to serve.
  10.    Enjoy!

We just moved to a new house and I had to learn the new temperatures for baking with our new oven.  It’s always something, isn’t it?  ::LOL::

I hope that you enjoy my grandmothers Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip cookies!  Thanks for visiting my blog.  I look forward to your comments.

Be sure to pin this recipe so that you can find it easier for when you need to make cookies.

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. I have a lot in common with the Cookie Monster…so I can’t wait to try these cookies! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing at Bloggers Brags Weekly Pinterest Party. I am pinning this to the Bloggers Brags Board.

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