Friday, March 25, 2011

What's your motto?

I have a motto: Leave the world a better place than when you got there. This sort of exemplifies me: anytime I leave a place, I try to make it as good or better as when I got there. This motto serves me well.

This next motto came to me as I was baking cookies:

I believe in big cookies.

I do. There are few things more satisfying than a big cookie, chewy too, with plenty of chocolate chips.

That thought led to this page:

The journaling says, "I believe in big cookies made with a full cup of butter and a whole bag of chocolate chips." Yes, those are my cookies. I make good cookies. I am not being egotistical when I say I am known for them. Here's my recipe:

1 egg
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup salted butter (the salt is important, and it should be still fairly solid, though not a rock)
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt (yes, include it)
1 12oz. package chocolate chips
(no, there is no vanilla)

Beat 1st four ingredients until smooth. Add flour, baking soda, and salt, and mix until smooth. Stir in chips. Place comfortably sized balls of dough on a cookie sheet, and bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes until golden. Cool for one minute then transfer to a cooling rack. Then die happy.

(Confessions: this recipe is Betty Crocker, sans editorial comments and nuances like salted butter.)


BabyBokChoy said...

Please bring me some, LOL. These look so so so delicious!!!!!!!! holy buckets!!

DanaMK said...

I'm going to have to try those out. Our favourite recipe is the one on the Chipits package event though I've tried plenty of other recipes. :)

Donna Jannuzzi said...

:) I like this.