15 January 2009

Until golden brown

Along the walkways and byways of Main Street U.S.A. are many ornate display windows. Among the windows, near the entrance to the Main Street Bakery, is a window stocked with mixing bowls, cookies, eggs, milk and a cookbook. Conveniently, the book has been marked for, and opened to, a recipe for chocolate chip cookies.

If the weather in your area is as cold as it is here, a nice warm plate of cookies might just be what the doctor ordered. If it isn’t cold in your neck of the woods, well, who can say no to a chocolate chip cookie?

Here is Main Street’s window recipe:

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Ingredients:


2 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup butter softened
¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 cup chopped nuts


Directions:

Preheat oven to 375ยบ F
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in a large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

1 comment:

D.O.C. said...

I may have to try these tonight with the grandchildren.