Thursday, June 26, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everybody's favorite cookie.

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I flew to Atlanta this past week to visit my family. I promised I would bring home some chocolate chip cookies and in the midst of rushing to pack and get ready I left the cookies behind in DC. On my second day in Atlanta I spent the evening with my brother at his new apartment and we decided to bake cookies. He and I had a great time and and the cookies turned out fantastic.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 package vanilla instant Jell-O Pudding (not prepared)
1 dash of cinnamon
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit

In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt, package of vanilla pudding mix, and dash of cinnamon. In a second larger bowl beat together the butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Slowly beat in the flour mixture until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Recipe makes between 4 and 5 dozen cookies.

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