If there is one recipe that my family is constantly remaking and loving just as much every time, it has to be the dear little recipe for chocolate chip cookies that I found in one of my Mom's Amish cookbooks.
Absolutely nothing beats the smell of warm, baking cookies wafting throughout the house, I really don't think anything excites my brothers more being told there are cookies in the kitchen waiting to be devoured. Not that I make it a habit of telling my brothers that there is devour-able food around. (That just sounds weird.)
Since I have sadly been lacking in the recipe department as of lately I shall share our recipe with you today. Besides, I really couldn't help but fall in love with these cookies when I discovered that they always turn out perfect every time.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 3/4 cups softened butter (you can use shortening too)
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
4 cups flour
1 tbsp. vanilla
2 cups chocolate chips (an average pack)
In a large bowl cream the sugar and and butter until smooth. Add the eggs and vanilla making sure to mix well. Add the flour, soda, and salt and mix until well combined. Add the chocolate chips and mix until evenly distributed. Using a spoon (or your hands) drop the cookie dough onto a greased cookie sheet, I use parchment paper since the cleanup is easier that way, and no one like scrubbing more dishes than necessary, right? Right! Bake at 350 for ten minutes. They tend to look under-baked but trust me when I say that they turn out to be super chewy and delicious if you bake them for only 10 minutes. This makes a sizeable batch cookies but if you have starving brothers the cookies should be gone in no time. I find that it is wise to hide several if you want to eat any.