Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A way to their hearts is through these fabulous chocolate chip cookies

Colonial American Chocolate Chip Cookies.
( discovered Women's Day Magazine over a decade ago and credited as being created first in Colonial America in the New England area)

This recipe was given to me by a dear friend who's husband is a chocoholic. She said they made a batch at least once a week.

What I like is this tasty dough's simplicity, making a weekly dose doable if need be. I rarely buy cookies anymore, preferring the warmth and love that goes into a nice warm batch of cookies like these.

This Valentine's day bake up a batch of these delightful chocolate wonders and you will be sure to win the hearts of the ones you love.

3/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 egg, beaten
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour (I add another 1/8-1/4 cup to make them puffier)
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 12oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans (walnuts work well too)

In a mixer beat together sugars, butter, egg and vanilla. Add in flour, baking soda, and salt. Fold in pecans.
Drop by rounded teaspoon, 2" apart.
Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 10 minutes in a 375 pre-heated oven.

Remove and enjoy while warm.

1 comment:

  1. My son says these are the world's best chocolate chip cookies. Must try.