Friday, July 20, 2012

Legendary Chocolate Chip Cookies

Legendary Chocolate Chip Cookies for
Evertaster by Adam Glendon Sidwell

Legendary Chocolate Chip Cookies

No, chocolate chip cookies are not "The One Recipe" in Evertaster, by Adam Glendon Sidwell (you don't want me to give away the mystery do you?).  Guster realizes that his family is the perfect ingredient that he's been looking for all along, and the chocolate chip cookies his mom bakes represent everything Guster learns in his journey for the perfect taste. At my house, this recipe is not just the one, it's the only one. If I make any other cookie, I am met with, "Why didn't you make chocolate chip cookies?" In fact, my husband claims that this recipe is why he fell in love with me. Thanks to my friend, and roommate Cathy for sharing it with me.

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2/3 cup butter
2/3 cup shortening
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups flour
1 cup chocolate chips (or more)

Preheat the oven to 325'. Cream together the sugars, butter and shortening.  Add the eggs, vanilla, baking soda, and salt. Mix until blended. Add the flour, one cup at a time. Gently mix in the chocolate chips. Scoop the cookies onto a baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes, or until the edges are slightly browned. Makes 4 dozen cookies (assuming no one eats the cookie dough).


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