May 15, 2014

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

May 15th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!  Oh Yeah!  Who doesn't love a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie.  It is by far my favorite cookie of all cookies.  Chocolate chip was invented by Ruth Wakefield of Whitman, Massachusetts in 1938 so this year, it is 76 years young!  The cookie is also the official state cookie of Massachusetts.  Go Chocolate Chip!  I may just run out and get a box today!  

God bless, Chan 


3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)


Sift flour together with salt and set aside.

Cream together butter and sugars. Add the eggs mixing until combined. Dissolve baking soda in hot water and add alternately with flour mixture. Add vanilla and mix until thoroughly combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate for 36 to 48 hours.

Preheat oven to 375°F. Scoop out rounded tablespoonfuls refrigerated dough and roll between hands into a ball. Place onto a parchment lined baking sheet and press ball down to flatten. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until golden brown. Cool cookies on the pan for 2 minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.