...but there will be cookies.
Due to my travel & work schedule this year, the annual cookie party did not happen. Much sadness throughout my home and in the hearts of family and friends, but 2010 will offer plenty of reasons to throw a party that involves cookies.
Still, cookies did happen today--in the form of chocolate chip. My favorite. Something to enjoy before spending time at another airport terminal...
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup softened unsalted butter
2 teaspoon vanilla extract (great vanilla makes a ginormous difference)
2 large eggs
16 oz semi sweet chocolate chips (splurge of the good stuff)
Preheat oven to 375.
Combine the flour, salt and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.
The brown sugar, granulated sugar and softened butter can be beat in an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time and then mix in your vanilla.
Incorporate your flour mixture.
Fold in your chocolate chips using a spatula.
Bake on parchment paper covered baking sheets for appox 10-12 minutes. Use an ice cream scooper to get the "perfect" amount and space about an inch apart on baking sheet. You can refrigerate mixture for up to 4-6 hours before baking, if you can wait.
Cool for appox 5 minutes before transferring to serving plate. On some of them, I sprinkled some course ground sea salt on top while still hot. The sweet and slightly salty taste is something worth trying. Tasty.