Today is different.
Today I am going to write about something Important--chocolate chip cookies.
(See? Now I have your attention.)
Over a year ago, I wrote about this. I have been on a quest. I have been trying to find The Perfect chocolate chip cookies. I've tried several recipes. I've tweaked, I've sampled, I've baked.
Here's what I have found:
The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
I used a recipe I like and changed it a little and added oatmeal because I like them a bit more substantial. (Especially since they march two by two into my kids' lunch bags.) I don't take this claim lightly that these are the best. They're good.
If you have a recipe you like better, please share. In a world with hassles and to do lists and hard work and headstrong children and disease and laundry and dishes, at least there are chocolate chip cookies!
2 c. plus 2 T. flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
3/4 c. butter (melted and cooled until warm)
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. granulated sugar
2 t. vanilla (I never measure this, just a generous splash. This horrifies Emma. She's a measurer.)
1 1/2 c. chocolate chips
1 c. old fashioned oats (these cookies are good without the oatmeal, I just like oatmeal cookies...you could use quick oatmeal if you want a happy medium)
Preheat oven to 325. In a mixer, combine butter and sugars, beat in eggs and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and beat until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
I use silicone baking sheets but you could use parchment paper. In the absence of either of those, I don't know if you should grease the pans or not. (I never promised you good recipe instructions, just good cookies.)