I was out watering my garden full of greens, tomatoes, peppers, brussel sprouts, corn, and all sorts of other good-for-you vegetables and suddenly had a serious craving for something sweet and completely unhealthy. I finished up with the watering, so my good-for-you-food will grow, went inside and decided to make my favorite cookies. This is such a simple recipe. I have tweaked it so it bakes beautifully here in the high Colorado altitude. My favorite chip combination is chocolate and butterscotch, but you can use whatever chips float your boat. Here is the recipe. Get to it! Go make these right now!
makes 4 dozen
3 c flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 c (2 sticks) butter
3/4 c granulated sugar
3/4 c packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 large eggs
2 c chips (whatever kind you like)
1 c nuts (optional)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. Cream butter, sugars and vanilla together in a mixer. Add eggs one at a time. Slowly add dry ingredients. Stir in chips and nuts.
Put cookie dough in rounded tablespoons on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes. (I usually bake my first two batches for 10 min, then bake the rest for 8 min.)
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