Ingredients (makes 3 dozen cookies)
Unsalted butter, room temperature - 1 cup or 2 sticks
Granulated white sugar - 3/4 cup
Firmly packed light brown sugar - 3/4 cup
Large eggs - 2
Pure vanilla extract - 1 1/2 teaspoons
All-purpose flour - 2 1/4 cup
Baking soda - 1 teaspoon
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
Semisweet chocolate chip - 1 cup
Walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped (optional) - 1 cup
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)..Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside..In a bowl cream the softened butter and add the white and brown sugars..Beat until they turn fluffy.Beat in eggs, one at a time, making sure to beat well after each addition. Add the vanilla andmix again.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and beat thoroughly.Add the chocolate chips to the mixture.
If the dough is too soft cover and refridgerate the dough for about half an hour until it becomes firm.
For large cookies, use about a 2 tablespoon ice cream scoop or with two spoons, drop about 2 tablespoons of dough onto the baking sheets. Bake about 12 - 14 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges. Cool completely on wire rack.
To freeze the dough:
Form the dough into balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.Place the balls of dough in a plastic bag, seal, and freeze. When baking, simply place the frozen balls of dough on a baking sheet and bake as directed.. The baking time may have to be increased by a few minutes.
Found these awards in my mailbox when I returned after a week..Thanks a ton girls for sharing them with me..
I received this Inspiration Award from Madhavi and Suma Rajesh..Thanks for thinking about me Madhavi and Suma..This 'Inspiration award ' started by Jamie of Flavor Pantry.Whether it’s to eat healthier, dive back into our past to conjure up something we ate as children, or just make the light bulbs in our brains go on with a new idea for a recipe.As recipients of this award, please share with us what inspires you and then pass on the Inspiration Award to 4 other deserving bloggers. Please let them know what the award means and what to do with it.
I am inspired by my mom who used to cook healthy food for us no matter what was the situation.Am inspired by my dear husband who is a good critic and relishes whatever I cook..He is a source of encouragement for me to cook..Am also inspired by my fellow bloggers who introduced me to all different cuisines..I now pass this award to the following friends
Also Neha had sent me this Rocking Blogger Award..Thanks a lot Neha.
Sending this to AWED American hosted by Dhivya