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{The BEST} Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Hip, Hip, Horrrraayyy, it is Friday. I feel like dancing around my apartment with Pippy.

Yes, that’s normal. He likes dancing with me. Plus, we only do it in the privacy of our own home.

That’s right – I don’t dance in public. I never liked to dance, even when I was younger. Remember when the cool thing to do was go to the under 18 clubs with your friends? Everybody thought they were doing something spectacular. I hated it. I mean, I.HATED.IT.  In order to hang out with my friends I had to take the occasional trip to some dirty, noisy club and try to blend in. I spent most of the time staring at the clock thinking how pathetic I must look.

I stopped going. I did not need to be with friends that desperately.

Eventually, they stopped going.

I was a pretty straight and arrow kid growing up; I never wanted to do something wrong. My own conscience kept me out of trouble. I think the worst thing I did was steal a chapstick when I was 3 and I called a psychic hotline when I was in middle school.

I’d like to tell you I learned how horrible both of those things are almost immediately. First, my mom caught wind of the chapstick. It was only a matter of time. She did not buy it for me, after all. SO when I whipped it out of my pocket it was instantly a bad day. I had to go back to the store and give it back to the pharmacy. I had to admit that I had taken something without paying for it. I had to apologize. It was almost like I walked around with a scarlet letter on my chest. I never even consider taking anything without paying for it again.

It was a pretty good lesson to learn for such a wee little kid, huh? I thought so, too.

The other incident… you remember, calling the psychic hotline.

I mean, they really set me up for failure. Those people were supposed to know I was not 18 years old, nor were they authorized to talk with me. Whomp, whomp.

I tried to pass the buck when the telephone bill came to our doorstep. I denied until I could no longer deny, which only made things worse.

I had to repay every dollar those foolish people charged me. My minimal allowance never left my mom’s wallet: good for her, bad for me.

Never did anything wrong after that.

Maybe more people should teach their kids in the same way; discipline at a young age coupled with meaningful explanation could plant a sense of integrity and accountability in kids.

It worked for me.

I was a good kid, though.

It didn’t hurt that my mom made the best chocolate chip cookies, either. I knew if I grew up to be a bad kid my chocolate chip cookie supply would diminish. It never got to that point, but I promise I would have been on my best behavior if chocolate chip cookies were on the line.

{Shamefully, I am still like that.}

Therefore, I think I MUST share this recipe with you. It’s a hybrid recipe; I derived it from my mom and some other random recipe I came across a while back. I give ALL credit to my mom. I mean, I remember eating these Chocolate Chip Cookies while watching the Disney Channel as a small kid without any worries.

Nutritional Information:
Servings: 61 cookies
Serving Size: 1 cookie
Calories: 128
Fat: 6 g
Carbohydrates: 19.5 g
Fiber: 0
Protein: 1.5 g
Points+: 4

 Here is what you will need:

  • 3 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 ½ sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 to 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ bags chocolate chips

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a bowl
  • Using a mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, it took me somewhere around 6 minutes
  • Add eggs. Stir in vanilla. Reduce to low speed and add dry ingredients slowly, mixing until just combined
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Lightly grease baking sheets.
  • Drop spoonfuls of dough onto the baking sheets

  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes!

  • Remove and allow to rest for a couple of minutes {if you can control yourself} and then EAT your hearts out!!

In moderation, of course

These were the best cookies I have had EVER! I mean, they tasted just like my Mom’s chocolate chip cookies. Like I said, I kind of borrowed this recipe from her… with a few extras here and there.

Nick and I absolutely loved these cookies. It makes about 5 dozen cookies, so you may want to make these when you have an event to take them to. I would not recommend making these and keeping them around; your waistline will not be happy!

Keep a few and send the rest away; that’s just what I did. I sent all but 6 of them to work with Nick. I let his friends enjoy them.

Give ‘em a try. You’ll be in love.

Until Next Time,

Happy Chocolate Chip Cookie Makin’ 

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Reader Comments (4)

Aren't Mom's cookies always the best! Love chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven, these look heavenly!

January 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin

My mom didn't bake but ohmygoooosh sometimes I wish she did =) Actually, I cant really bake much either so if I show up on your doorstep asking for a cookie, you now know why =)

January 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenn @ Peas and Crayons

That's funny! I did just about the same thing when I was like 11 - I called California like 20 times trying to get Michael J. Fox on the phone. As if! I had to do all sorts of chores to pay that one off!

January 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen

LOL how funny was our thinking back then?? I love that you tried to call him!! Hahahaha love, love it!

January 30, 2012 | Registered CommenterCooking With Mel

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