Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies EVER!

I have found the most AMAZING chocolate chip cookie recipe and I just HAD to share it!

Prep: 20 mins             
Cook: 10 mins
Overall: About an hour
Servings: more than 24

-1 cup butter, softened
-1 cup white sugar
-1 cup packed brown sugar
-2 eggs
-2 tsp vanilla extract
-3 cups all-purpose
- 1 tsp baking soda
-2 tsp hot water
-1/2 tsp salt
-2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (I used Smarties)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. STIR in flour and chocolate with a SPOON- not a mixer, adding one cup of flour at a time and mixing after each addition. Use your hands to mix the chocolate into the batter.
3. Bake for about 10 minutes (I baked mine 11.5 minutes), or until edges are nicely brown but center is still soft.

Everyone who tried these cookies swore that they were their new favourites. A perfect gift for friends and family if given in a cute Christmas cookie tin. Eat within a week or freeze for up to a month.

*Pictures updated 23/05/2011*