One more week until Christmas! I hope your Christmas shopping is almost done and you have plans to either go somewhere for Christmas or have people over for Christmas. Please don’t spend it alone. This is the day to be with someone.
This is the week where you also bake up a bunch of cookies! Yumm! I remember the smell of the house when my mother and I would bake up the cookies. A mix of vanilla, sugar, peanut butter, and chocolate were in the air. *sigh* Those types of memories are nice isn’t it?
My friend and I share a love for baking. So, we had a baking day! We made 3 different cookies and tried a toffee…. that didn’t go so good. It didn’t harden and was grainy. Any tips?
Well, what recipe will I be sharing with you today? One that was my dad’s and hunkie’s all-time favorite. One that is an American classic and is typically served with a glass of milk. Can you guess it?
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Preheat Temp: 170°C/375°F
Prep Time: 10 min
Bake Time: 10-12 min
- 550g Flour
- 1 TSP Salt
- 1 TSP Baking Powder
- 1 TSP Vanilla (or 1 pouch Vanilla Sugar)
- 180g Sugar
- 180g Brown Sugar
- 200g Pure Chocolate (Chop into chunks, if you don’t have chips.)
- 2 Eggs
- 250g Butter (room temperature)
Preheat the oven to 170°C/375°F. Chop the chocolate into pieces if you can’t buy the chocolate already in pieces.
Use either an electric mixer or you can mix by hand. But get ready, you will use alot of muscle.
In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
In the mixing bowl, cream the butter, all of the sugars, and vanilla together until creamy looking.
Add the eggs in one by one until full mixed.
Don’t forget to scrape down the sides and mix again while slowly adding the flour mixture. Keep adding the flour mixture until it’s all in the mixing bowl.
Hand mix in the chocolate pieces.
Line a cookie sheet with baking paper and spoon out small portions onto the sheet. Make sure to leave about 2 inches or more in between each cookie as they do spread while baking. You can do what we did and roll them into balls… but I like to play with the dough. Most chocolate chip cookies are not rolled!
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are nicely light brown. Adjust the baking time as needed.
The last step is to enjoy eating it with some milk! Don’t forget to dip them!
Mmmm. Don’t they look delicious? I wonder how many days this will last in my house.
If you try this recipe, please let me know what you think! I normally don’t post recipes, but it is Christmas time and this is my favorite Christmas cookie recipe that is connecties to so many warm and fuzzy memories.
What are some foods, desserts, or snacks that once you smell or taste them, it immediately brings you back?
PS. I’m a horrible daughter. I didn’t ask my mom, if I could give it away. But hey, it’s no SECRET-secret that chocolate chip cookies are made with these items! Love you Mom!!! Muah!
PSS. We also made these: