Never-Fail Chocolate Chip Cookies

cookies-tips-to-stop-procrastinationAren’t chocolate chip cookies synonymous with “home cooking?”  I wish I had a dollar for every cookie I’ve baked over the years. 

[break][/break]We prefer them fresh and hot out of the oven so I make my batches small, usually a half-batch at a time.  Yes, I know it would be more efficient in the long run to make a humongous batch and freeze the dough in rolls, but then that would be a project in itself and I’ve got enough projects.  
[break][/break]I can whip up a batch of these cookies and have them on the cooling rack in less than 15 minutes, including baking time and cleanup.
[break][/break]As a young homemaker I searched for a consistently good cookie recipe.  My cookies often turned out flat and greasy and soggy from cooling on a plate. 
[break][/break]I know there are scientific reasons for this but I don’t want to know. 
[break][/break]For years I’ve made this recipe (and learned to cool them on a rack instead of a plate), and I can’t think of one time that they didn’t turn out just right.  Except for the time I forgot the baking soda. We use less sugar than the original recipe and they taste just fine.
[break][/break]Here’s my version of “Never-Fail Chocolate Chip Cookies”:
(note:  this is the half-batch recipe so as not to frighten you with the quantity of ingredients)
[break][/break]Never-Fail Chocolate Chip Cookies

[break][/break]Mix together:
1 1/2 sticks softened butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar (I actually use 1/3 cup each of the sugars)
1 egg
[break][/break]Mix in:
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups flour
[break][/break]Mix in: 1 1/2 to 2 cups chocolate chips
[break][/break]Bake for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees.  Cool on rack. 

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