Thursday, December 29, 2011

Real Good Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know that I've posted these cookies before!  But I made them this afternoon for Mike to take to work with him, and  realized that they need an extra shout out!  They are that good! He really likes mint so I used Hershey's Mint Chocolate Chips instead of regular chocolate chips.  I like Hersheys because they are not so "jump out and bite ya" minty! They are fairly mellow with their mint flavor!  To me.... that's a great thing!  :)

I use my larger cookie scoop for these cookies and I got 5 dozen (and a few spoons full of dough to eat) cookies!  They are the perfect texture for a chocolate chip cookie if you ask me.  They have that perfect tough outside with the ideal chewiness when you bite into them! Oh they are just so tasty!  And remember, the higher quality chocolate chips you use (i.e. Nestle, hersheys, guittard) , the gooey-er they'll be.  They will melt and stay that way!  It seems that the store brand or generic brand don't melt and they kind of become grainy in texture! Does anyone else feel this way?  I am a Chocolate Chip snob for sure!  And kind-of proud to admit it! :) And BUTTER!  I used to use margarine, and now I never have it on hand.  I buy butter by the case.  Margarine has a much higher water content and seems to make your cookies flat like pancakes.... and not fluffy pancakes!  Butter adds great flavor and I swear it helps the texture of the cookie also!  Just sayin'!

What is your favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe?  Do you have any secrets for the perfect cookie?

Real Good Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 3/4 cups butter, softened (do not use margarine!)

1 3/4 cups brown sugar

1 1/4 cups sugar

4 eggs

5 1/2 Tablespoons water

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

6 1/4 cups flour

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda


Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease cookie sheets. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs, water, and vanilla and mix until nice and creamy. Add flour, salt and baking soda to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by heaping teaspoonfulls onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.


  1. That is good to know about butter. No wonder my cookies always come out flat. I always use margarine.

  2. These look really good! We LOVE chocolate chip cookies and are alwasy looking for a delicious recipe! Thanks!

  3. My secret is upping the vanilla - my recipie calls for 1 tsp and I put in 4tsp. don't know why but more vanilla just makes it so much better:)


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