Friday, October 3, 2014

What I'm Baking... Chocolate Chip Cookies

I bought a bag of chocolate chips a few months back, and they've been sitting in my pantry staring at me every time I open the door. Why did I buy them? I hope I'm not the only one who does this, but while grocery shopping (without a list, of course) I wander down each and every isle, and the wheels in my brain start turning and it plays tricks on me. Hence the bag of chocolate chips. "Grab a bag! Bake your husband some chocolate chip cookies! You haven't baked in a while! Do it!!" Peer pressure of my own brain, that's what made me buy that shiny package of milk chocolate chips!

A few weeks ago I'd had enough, time to do something with those chocolate chips! Where do you turn for a recipe these days? Why Pinterest, of course! After clicking on a few hundred recipes, and pinning a few, I was still no closer to making those chocolate chip cookies a reality. But seriously, who keeps Karo in their pantry?!

Yesterday, I decided to move the bag to another location in the pantry so it wouldn't be the first thing my eyes met when I opened the door. Clumsy me dropped the bag and it landed on it's back. Plain as day was the easiest chocolate chip recipe on the back of the package!

I decided that was a sign, and preheated the oven.

With the help of the cutest sous chef, ever...


the bag of chocolate chips are no longer lurking in the pantry!


The recipe (per the back of the package):

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 - 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups (1 - 11.5 oz pkg.) Hershey's Milk Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Beat butter, sugars and vanilla in a large bowl until creamy. Add eggs, beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the butter mixture, beating until mixed well. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes until lightly browned. Cool, and enjoy the softest, chewiest chocolate chip cookies, EVER!

6 comments:

  1. So, do you ship? They look delicious!

    I hope you all have a great weekend Joy!

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  2. Gah, your little sous chef is so cute! Cookies look yummy as well :-).

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  3. Those cookies look delicious! And even more so if they were baked with love by AC!

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  4. Yummy!!!!!
    And I love your new header!

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  5. These were delish!! And so easy. I have eaten way more than I should. Thanks for sharing.

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