Even though I wouldn’t consider myself a “wiz” in the kitchen, I like to pretend I am! One of my favorite websites is AllRecipes.com where you can search for recipes based on their ingredients, see other people’s reviews of the recipes, and post your own recipes to share. I’ve recently mastered the art of baking great chocolate chip cookies, and I have a recipe I found on All Recipes.com to thank for that! I’ve made these cookies for my coworkers on multiple occasions, and now I’m known as the “Cookie Girl” and everyone is so happy when I walk around the office putting these little morsels in their hands. They never last long!
Getting the ingredients ready to mix in my Kitchen Aid mixer!
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons hot water
1/2 teaspoon salt (In my opinion, they’re just as good without the salt)
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (I use organic ones!)
1 cup chopped walnuts (I usually do not add these)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
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.
Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.
They come out perfectly, every time!