It's such a busy time of year, but I love baking. It helps me relax, it makes my apartment smell heavenly, and I have treats to share with my friends.
I'm sharing my chocolate chip cookie recipe with you so you can put smiles on lots of faces over the holiday season.
Katie Bonner's Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (1/2 pound) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups (12-ounce package) milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C, Gas Mark 5). Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt into a small bowl. Cream the butter, sugars, and vanilla in a large mixer bowl. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition; gradually beat in the flour mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased, foil-lined baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for a couple of minutes, and then move to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes about 5 dozen cookies.
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