Thursday, August 11, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Believe it or not, I've never baked the most beloved of cookies from scratch before. I decided to look up the best recipe and found that the exact same one was on many different sites (so I have no idea which site is the rightful owner). Who am I to argue with this many websites?

I'm no one to argue, apparently. These cookies are outrageous. Like Anna Nicole.

The sweetness of the batter and the chocolate are perfectly balanced by the saltiness of the walnuts. Bestie will be getting a batch Friday night and Big Sis will get one this weekend. They don't know it yet but they're about to have a very chocolatey weekend.

Here's the recipe:

Yield: 4 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  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, chocolate chips, and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
  3. Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.