Monday, August 18, 2008

The Ultimate Comfort Cookie

Chocolate Chip Cookies are just one of those kinds of foods that bring comfort and warmth to the soul. And man yeah, these are incredibly comforting; from grasping it from the cooling rack, while it's still warm, to cradling it in my hand, to I hear music from heaven as it envelops the taste buds in my mouth. It just makes you feel good all over.

This recipe was copied from a *children's cookbook that I picked up from the library about 10 or 12 years ago. I wish I could remember the title of the book to give credit where credit is due. The recipe is simple and very easy to make. No need to drag out heavy equipment, just a simple wooden spoon is all that's needed to mix these babies up. In fact, I think it's key to the yummyness of these cookies. Just make sure your butter is softened and you're good to go.

Lindsey said she recently tried one of the highest rated recipes for chocolate chip cookies from ** and it still did not measure up to these. Lindsey and I have been hard-pressed to find a chocolate chip cookie recipe better than this one. I certainly would encourage you to give them a try.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
makes about 24 cookies

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 large egg

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt (use a little less if your butter is salted)

1 cup (6 oz.) chocolate chips
1/2 cup nuts (I opt out on the nuts)

Preheat oven to 375° F.

Mix in large bowl with a wooden spoon: sugars, butter, and egg. Combine flour, soda & salt; stir into butter mixture until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto cookie sheet. Bake 10 - 15 minutes or until light brown. Cool on cookie sheet one minute then remove to wire rack.

*If anyone knows the title of the cookbook this recipe comes from let me know in the comments section. I would be incredibly happy to update this post with that information.

** is an excellent resource for great recipes.


  1. Yummy, yummy, yummy! I'll be making these cookies sometime very soon...

    - Lindsey -

  2. I made these cookies yesterday evening and doubled the batch, so I could bring some to work to share. Everyone loved them, (most had to go back for a second.) They were all gone by 11 this morning and one person even asked me for the recipe.

    - Lindsey -

  3. Hey Chicken, I'm glad your cookies were yummy.

  4. This is my very first-ever visit to your blog and I just love it!

    I can't wait to try these cookies! My husband is in the military and I like sending him all sorts of cookies when he is deployed or before he goes to the field.


  5. A bit late, but what is the texture? I'm a cakey-cookie person.. soft and tender. Not much of a crispy-cookie gal. I'm wondering what these are, because they certainly look great.

  6. I like soft cookies, these have a nice crisp outside and soft and chewy inside. I imagine if you over-baked them,they would be crunchy, though. I usually bake them just until they are lightly brown around the outer edges.

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