Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies

Do you have a food that takes you back to your childhood? I seem to have several; fresh bread, pancakes, Rice-A-Roni, molasses cookies, I could go on but I’m going to stop with chocolate chip cookies. My Grandmothers always had chocolate chip cookies around, two had cookie jars and one still has a cookie drawer. When ever anyone would stop by they always paid a visit to the cookie stash before leaving. While I loved all of the cookies one stood out from the rest, the chocolate chip butter cookie. These babies melt in your mouth and are best served with family or friends.

Last week I made a batch. The recipe usually makes 30 good sized cookies so I planned to take some with me while I visited friends and take the other half to my new coworkers. Well I ended up taking some to my friends but the other half didn’t make it to my coworkers. I don’t think I need to tell you what happened…I ate them. I had help but I ate a lot of them. I couldn’t help it they are so so good, consider this your cookie warning label.

Thankfully its just as easy to make the cookies as it is to eat them. First you’ll want to cream your butter and sugar. Now when I was getting ready to make these I was certain that I had brown sugar but I could not find it. So I improvised and used white sugar. The cookies were still super tasty but I still prefer the brown sugar. Next add your egg, then add the soda, cream of tarter and vanilla. Add your flour, I like to sift my flour and add 1/2 of the amount at a time to make for easier mixing. Finally add your chocolate chips and bake.

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Try to resist the temptation to eat all of the cookie dough

What you need

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

1 Cup softened butter

1 Egg

1 Tsp Vanilla

1/2 Tsp Baking soda

1 Tsp Cream of tarter

2 Cups Flour

Mix your sugar and butter, then add the egg. Next add the baking soda, vanilla and cream of tarter. Now add the flour, 1 cup at a time for easier mixing. Finally add the chocolate chips. Form into balls and place on either a greased cookie sheet or a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Press down the centers with a fork or your thumb. Bake at 350 for about 20  minutes and enjoy.

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Thats all for this week folks. As always let me know if you make the cookies and if you had a food that takes you back to your childhood.

Until next time,

Desiree

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