One of the reasons that she decided to bake cookies was to fill an empty cookie jar. I don't normally have a cookie jar on my kitchen counter but last Christmas one of my neighbors gave me a really pretty one and I like to display it at Christmas time. My daughter however thought it was a crime to have an empty cookie jar. She has taken it upon herself to make sure the cookie jar stays full all season.
I have an old standby chocolate chip cookie recipe from Betty Crocker that I love. It never fails to produce really deliciously chewy chocolate chip cookies. I usually double the recipe and freeze any cookies that are left over.
Betty Crocker’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
2/3 cup butter 1 ¾ cup flour
½ cup sugar ½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup brown sugar ½ teaspoon salt
1 egg 6 ounces chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 375. Mix butter, sugars, egg and vanilla in bowl of a standing mixer. (I love action shots.)
Add dry ingredients.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop onto cookie sheets.
Bake 10 minutes at 375.
Hooray for a full cookie jar! (For a little while anyway.) Make a batch of chocolate chip cookies and a cup of hot cocoa to go with them. It's a perfect snack for a cold winter evening.