My husband was craving cookies one night. He looked up a recipe online for chocolate-chip cookies and modified it to fit what we had in the cupboard. Basically – he just added some white-chocolate chips where we didn’t have enough milk-chocolate chips. What resulted was BRILLIANCE.
Here is the key: No one in my home had ever made homemade cookies before. Anyone who has? Will not be impressed by this recipe. HOWEVER, since I know we are not the only people out there who have never made cookies from scratch, I am putting the recipe (with his adjustment) here so that others can try it. Turns out? HOMEMADE COOKIES ARE GOOD! And not scary at all! I’m glad he tried them because I don’t think I ever would have.
My husband, now our in-home cookie expert, says that the most important part of the instructions were…the actual instructions. Not the ingredients. He swears that it was HOW he mixed the stuff that made the cookies brilliant, not WHAT he put in them. I will not argue with him. I just know I handed them out all last weekend exclaiming: THESE ARE MY FAVORITE COOKIES IN THE WORLD. Unfortunately, I don’t know what to name them to indicate the presences of milk chocolate chips AND white chocolate chips without getting into some sort of excess-chip situation. White Chocolate and Chocolate Chip Cookies is too much of a tongue-twister. For now? The Cookies That Can Not Be Named.
* 2 1/4 cups flour
* 1 tsp baking soda
* 1 tsp salt
* 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
* 3/4 cup granulated sugar
* 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 2 large eggs
* 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
* 1 cup white chocolate chips
PREHEAT oven to 375° F.
COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
In a larger bowl, mix softened butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Gradually mix in flour mixture. (We did all of this mixing by hand, no need to dirty up your mixer!)
Stir in all chips. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto baking sheets. (I greased my, Donnie didn’t. Both turned out fine.)
BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.