Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter, softened - see note
3/4 c sugar
3/4 c packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/4 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 c (12 oz. package) chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat butter, sugars, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Add baking soda, and salt, then flour, and finally chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls (or a size 60 food service scoop) onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool slightly then remove to a wire rack.

Yield: about 6 dozen

Notes: I think one stick of margarine and one stick of butter is the ideal mix for texture and flavor. Mix the flour in on low speed!