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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip

Chocolate Chip

I wanted to make some cookies to give to some workmen who will be doing some work in my apt tomorrow, they are so nice and don’t price gouge, besides paying them I wanted them to have a treat. I thought I would give the cookie recipe in my old Betty Crocker cook book a go. It’s so simple and I must say the cookies are really good. I used dark and milk chocolate chunks and dark brown sugar, the recipe didn’t specify. They came together quickly and baked up soft on the inside a little crisp on the outside and really good!

I’ve owned this cookbook for years and rarely use it, but I think I am going to start experimenting with some of the recipes. I really liked this one.

Betty Crockers Chocolate Chip Cookies

Made 27 cookies for me (recipe said it makes 4 dozen)

1 cup (2 sticks) room temperature unsalted butter

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup dark brown sugar

1 egg room temperature

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate chips (I use dark and milk chocolate and never measure)

Nuts are optional but I like hazelnuts or pecans in mine

Pre heat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment or silpat. Cream butter and sugar using paddle attachment until creamy and smooth, add the egg and vanilla and continue beating until incorporated. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt and add to the creamed mixture and mx just until its combined. Don’t over mix. You can make your cookies right away if you like but I like to refrigerate over night and bring to room temperature before baking. I like to use a 1 1/2 tbs scoop and place a heaping mound on the baking sheet, baking a dozen cookies at a time. You can sprinkle a few flakes of sea salt on top of the cookies before they bake if you like, it’s delicious!

Bake for 10-12 minutes rotating pan halfway through baking. Remove to cooling rack and enjoy!

Yum!

Yum!

 

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  1. Liz #

    Betty is classic, Suzanne! Love that you’re mixing chips and that you don’t measure them. I will come work on your bldg if this is how you reward your laborers πŸ˜‰ Does this mean your finger is better?

    March 27, 2014
    • Lol, thanks Liz. I hope they like cookies. No my finger is still the same pretty much, slight improvement, I have learned to work with the limitations. Yes Betty is classic, I have a really old cookbook and was thumbing through it the other day and some of the recipes look really good.

      March 27, 2014
  2. Chocolate chip cookies are always a winner! These look so chocolaty and golden – I will have to try this recipe. I haven’t made them in a long time, and I think my hubby would be pleased if I did. πŸ˜‰

    March 27, 2014
    • It’s a good recipe. I think most are pretty similar. Can’t go wrong with a basic choco chip cookie!! Thanks so much.

      March 27, 2014
  3. Indeed, why mess with a classic? Lucky workmen…

    March 27, 2014
    • Totally agree, the workmen really liked the cookies. Thanks so much.

      March 28, 2014
  4. Suzanne, I love that photo of the oozy chocolate – so luscious and tempting! Fabulous to spend a little time baking the classics. Hope you have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

    March 27, 2014
    • Thank you so much, totally agree about the classics. Never grow tired of them. You also have a great weekend.

      March 27, 2014
  5. There is nothing like “Betty.”

    March 27, 2014
  6. You’re so sweet, thinking of the workmen’s snacks. I once came home to the internet installation guy sitting at the kitchen table drinking coffee and polishing off my homemade banana bread with my husband! Haha! Your cookies look perfect!
    Suzanne – I just realized i haven’t seen you around my blog lately, I moved to the Self-hosted side of WordPress, hope you haven’t lost me!!! πŸ™‚ Sophia

    March 27, 2014
    • Thanks so much Sophia. thats pretty funny, at least he was sitting with the husband. I am sorely behind in comments. I have to get through this week and then start on my backlog. I do still get your emails, I have browsed all the lentil posts and have to read them. I am glad I am still getting your posts in my inbox.

      March 27, 2014
      • Hi Suzanne! I am really glad to hear you aren’t having issues with seeing my blog since I switched. I fall behind on comments sometimes as well, lots of good material to read, not always enough time! πŸ™‚
        Thanks for always stopping by. xx Sophia

        March 29, 2014
      • Sometimes there is not enough hours in the day, I still am trying to catch up on some blog posts.

        March 29, 2014
  7. The perfect chocolate chip cookie! I’m sure your remodelers will be pleased!

    March 28, 2014
    • I hope so, they will be here in a few minutes and after working hard I hope a sweet treat will be just what they need. Thanks so much.

      March 28, 2014
  8. How nice of you to make them cookies! They look awesome and I so wish I could have one (or three) right now!

    March 28, 2014
  9. I bet those were some happy men! Nothing pleases a man more than some good desserts! Chocolate chip cookies…doesn’t get anymore classic than that. These look fabulous. I, too, just baked the most amazing chocolate chip cookies this past week and am anxious to share the recipe next week. I think these look amazing and have the perfect texture!

    March 28, 2014
    • I still love your chocolate chips that I made last year, they are one of my favorites. Is this a new recipe? If so can’t wait to see it. Thanks so much Brandi.

      March 28, 2014
  10. These look beautiful. If the builders are anything like my husband they would be very happy men. Thanks for sharing.

    March 28, 2014
  11. I can never say no to a delicious cookie like this, or maybe to two or three for that matter!

    March 28, 2014
    • Me neither, I love cookies or anything sweet for that matter, thanks so much!

      March 28, 2014
  12. I hope I could have some of these cookies!! πŸ™‚

    March 28, 2014
  13. I love the idea of using dark and milk chocolate chips. That way each bite is a bit of a sweet surprise. Your great picture makes you just want to reach out and grab one. Hope the Pugs are doing well.

    March 28, 2014
    • Thank you, yes I love using a combination of chocolate sometimes I throw in white as well. Izzy and Nando are hanging in, they are pretty incredible, I hope Sophie is doing well also.

      March 28, 2014
  14. These cookies look fantastic Suzanne, I can almost taste all the chunky chocolate, do you add it at the end? I wish I had clients as yourself everytime I send “the boys” that work for me for some remodeling!!

    March 28, 2014
    • Well the guys got a bit of a sugar rush so they had some extra energy, the work went great today. Thanks so much!

      March 28, 2014
  15. Lucky workmen and also lucky you: it is so hard to find nice workmen especially those who don’t charge unreasonable rates. I hope all is now done and that you can enjoy the weekend. πŸ˜‰

    March 28, 2014
    • Well, they did what they did and really well now I still have work to do but I see the light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you so much.

      March 28, 2014
  16. I soooo wish I were a workmen coming to your house…. Mind you, you probably don’t I’m catastropic at any in the home-maintenance domaine πŸ˜‰ These cookies look sinfully good.

    March 28, 2014
    • I’m a total catastrophe when it comes to doing things around the house, I have to hire people to help me. The cookies were really good and I think they appreciated them! Thanks so much.

      March 28, 2014
  17. Oh wow – they look delicious, Suzanne! I could have more than a few of those!
    Have a great weekend!

    March 28, 2014
  18. Carla #

    They look delicious! I must share a chocolate chip recipe I found on the internet where it uses coconut oil instead of butter. I think I’ll make them this weekend!

    March 28, 2014
    • I would love to see that recipe, using coconut oil is much healthier and I think it would add a subtle coconut flavor to the cookie. Yes please share.

      March 29, 2014
  19. Chances are I’ve never had home-made cookies like this before. Only ever shop-bought. And I was surprised at how messy creaming butter and sugar can be as I made Easter biscuits for the first time earlier today. Without a stand mixer it’s really awkward! Butter and sugar nearly plastered my walls! At least the biscuits turned out quite well.

    March 28, 2014
    • Oh yes creaming the butter and sugar without a stand mixer is hard and messy. It takes a strong arm and deep bowl so it doesn’t spatter all over everything. Glad your biscuits turned out well despite the mess. Thanks Johnny.

      March 29, 2014
  20. Really hard to beat a good chocolate chip cookie isn’t it? Such a classic. Love the photograph of the broken / bitten one – all that chocolate oozing out…

    March 29, 2014
    • Thanks Lindy, yes it’s hard to beat a classic chocolate chip and I took a giant bite and couldn’t resist a photo with the oozy chocolate.

      March 29, 2014
  21. shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com #

    So so very nice of you to treat those workmen to these scrumptious looking cookies, Suzanne! They look so incredibly thick and decadent! Thanks for sharing these cookies with us too πŸ™‚

    March 29, 2014
    • Thanks so much Shashi, the cookies are really good, they are thick and chewy. I love Chocolate Chip cookies.

      March 29, 2014
  22. Lucky guys!!! They look outrageous!!! πŸ˜‰ How generous of you! I have never thought about cooking something for people who work in my house. Bad girl! πŸ˜‰

    March 29, 2014
    • I cook for people all the time, it’s my way of saying thank you for their hard work. I love doing it. Thanks so much Francesca.

      March 29, 2014
  23. OK Suzanne, those guys are lucky to land a job at your house! The cookies look yummy. Hope the work all comes out beautifully!

    March 30, 2014
    • Thanks Rhonda. I am spring cleaning and clearing out tons of accumulated stuff, I had kids and coordinator from the local Teen Challenge helping haul garbage,move furniture etc.. they are wonderful and really enjoyed the cookies. They worked very hard and did an excellent job.

      March 30, 2014
      • Such a great idea to say thank you with fresh cookies. (and we love Teen Challenge– they really helped a neighbor of ours through a bad time…)

        March 30, 2014
  24. Those look so deliciously chewy!! I will definitely have to try this recipe.

    March 30, 2014
  25. You are SO lovely! I know people have told you that already but you need to know! I am sure that the workmen appreciated the cookies. They look absolutely delicious! x

    March 30, 2014
    • Thanks so much Laura, nothing say’s thank you like something you made yourself. The cookies were really good, I snagged a couple for myself.

      March 30, 2014
  26. This sounds easy enough to attempt πŸ™‚ Might just have to give it a shot…..and on a side note, my bff’s grandmother loves to cook and has a slight obsession with pugs. So I am forwarding your site to her, which I’m sure she will enjoy.

    March 30, 2014
    • It’s super easy Cathy, chocolate chip cookies are such a nice treat. Oh I hope your slightly pug obsessed friend checks me out, thank you for that.

      March 30, 2014
  27. These are some delicious chocolate chip cookies here. Chocolate chip might be my favorite (so hard to choose) so I have to give this recipe a swirl!

    March 30, 2014
    • Thanks Pamela, it’s a great Basic recipe. The cookies were thick and chewy. Really nice. I would definitely say worth a try.

      March 30, 2014
  28. These look perfect! I am always trying new Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes to get the right one, haven’t found it as easy as I thought it would be. Will definitely try these!

    March 31, 2014
    • Thank you Anna, you are so right, it is not as easy as one would think. The recipes vary, this turned out really good. I found it the perfect balance.

      March 31, 2014
  29. I’m thinking you have access to good workmen for life now ;-). How can you go wrong with chocolate chip cookies? They are everyone’s love.

    March 31, 2014
    • Thanks Cindy, the Teen Challenge workers are the best and I was so happy to bake for them to thank them all for the wonderful work they did.

      March 31, 2014
  30. Oh my, a chocolate chip cookie sounds absolutely amazing right now!! Totally having a sweet craving! πŸ™‚

    March 31, 2014
    • I think I am going to make another batch. I have a craving for them too! Thanks so much!

      March 31, 2014
  31. Oh my gosh Suzaane. I made chocolate chip cookies tonight and they bombed! I had forgotten I threw away my baking soda box the other day because it got wet in the refrigerator and set out to make cookies. Looked up recipes without it. Tried one and although they tasted ok, they were so sorry looking. Is it even possible to make them without baking soda? πŸ™‚

    March 31, 2014
    • Almost every cookie recipe uses baking soda it seems unless you make rugelach or something with a pastry dough. So sorry your chocolate chips didn’t turn out. Baking soda really does make a difference in the look and texture of cookies. Thanks so much.

      April 1, 2014
  32. ciao! the workmen will surely be taken with your cookies. no compensation could be kinder. just the best extension to show appreciation…you are amazing. i will be baking soon…i am inspired by your action and your recipe.
    thebestdressup

    April 1, 2014
    • They really enjoyed their treat, it did my heart good to know they enjoyed. Thanks so much.

      April 1, 2014
  33. Such a classic–chocolate chip cookies never steer you wrong.

    April 1, 2014
  34. So nice to send the workers off with this delicious treat. I love the flavor and texture that brown sugar imparts in chocolate chip cookies – this looks like a great classic recipe. Beautiful photos too – they make me want to nibble on my screen here.

    April 3, 2014
    • Thank you, it’s a really classic recipe, pretty old, my cookbook is from the 60’s and as so many recipes from that time call for margarine. The cookies are really delicious and I love how thick and chewy they are. Thanks so much.

      April 3, 2014
  35. A classic recipe from a classic cookbook. Perfect! I had this cookbook for ages – it was my ‘go-to’ cookbook for many many meals. I don’t have it anymore, but I wish I did. What fun it would be to leaf through it now.

    April 3, 2014
    • It was so much fun looking through the cookbook and so of the recipes are great! Thanks so much Susan!

      April 3, 2014

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