So 'tis the season to be baking.
Everyone will be baking pies, cakes, cookies, etc. Every so often I like to bake the classic chocolate chip cookie because, well, it's still one of my favorites of all time.
Here's the recipe:
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup pecans (optional)
Preheat the oven to 325; grease cookie sheets or line w/ parchment paper
Sift flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugars until creamy. Beat in egg, egg yolk and vanilla until light and creamy.
Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended.
Stir in chocolate chips with wooden spoon. Stir in nuts.
Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time about 3 inches apart.
Bake 15-17 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
GOT KIDS? (if you do, they'll love this recipe)