Sometimes, hypothetically when one is housebound due to a hurricane, only the most comforting food will do. Id est, chocolate chip cookies. So simple, even a child can make them and so good, everyone wants to eat them. All of which happened in my house last week.
My son made some of the best cookies ever while we were all holed up at home. He used the tried and true recipe on the package of the Nestle Toll House chocolate chips, which is the one I've always used. But he used the mini chips and added an extra 1/4 cup of them. It made all the difference.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 1/4 cups (one package plus 1/4 cup) semi-sweet (mini) chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
1. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
2. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy.
3. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
4. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
5. Stir in chocolate chips.
6. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets (I line mine with parchment paper to make the cleaning up much easier)
7. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.
8. Let rest and cool on baking sheets for a few minutes; move to wire cooling racks to cool completely.