A lil’ something for Jolly Ole’ St. Nick…

Do you hear what I hear???? 🙂 It’s the sound of shopping bags jam packed with gifts, crackling fire from fireplaces, “oohs” and “awws” from the neighbors as they drive from house to house looking at Christmas lights, and my exhilarated cry at 5pm on December 23rd because  I have 10 days off from work in a row!!! WHOOP WHOOP!

To me, Christmas can’t be celebrated without chocolate chip cookies. Whoever invented these simple yet mind-blowingly awesome cookies is genius. Most chocolate chip cookie recipes contain the same list of ingredients, what makes each recipe different is the measurements of each ingredient. My chocolate chip cookies have that perfect chocolate chip to cookie ratio. To ensure that perfect chewy texture I use more brown sugar than regular granulated sugar. I also never forget the salt, you can barely taste it, but it is so necessary, the salt compliments the chocolate in these cookies so well.

For Christmas Eve this year remember to make a plate for your family and for Santa. Here’s to the jolly old man that somehow has 364 days off a year and is still the hardest working man on earth! 🙂



Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yields: Approximately 24 cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes (watch carefully)

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ Cup Unbleached All Purpose Flour
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ Cup (1 sticks) Softened Unsalted Butter
  • ¼ Cup Organic Granulated Sugar
  • ½ Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Brown Cage Free Egg
  • ½ tsp Good quality Vanilla Extract
  • ¾ Cup Chocolate Chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease (or use SilPats) cookie baking sheets
  3. Sift flour, baking soda,  and salt in a medium sized bowl
  4. Beat sugar, butter, and brown sugar till creamy
  5. Add egg & vanilla to butter & sugar mixture
  6. Gradually add flour mixture to wet mix and blend well
  7. Fold chocolate chips into batter
  8. Place small mounds (about 1 Tb.) of dough on baking sheets (it’s best to use a cookie dough scooper for consistent sized cookies)
  9. Bake for 12 minutes or until cookies look slightly under done
  10. Allow to cool for a couple minutes on baking sheet then transfer to a wire rack to cool all the way
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