Easy Delicious Melt In Your Mouth Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chewy and Soft
It's so good, I just can't keep it to myself....IT MUST BE SHARED!!!!!
So I will share my delicious chocolate chip cookie recipe with all of you nice folk, and hope that you will bake up a batch, and enjoy them as much as my family and I do.
We savor each and every single bite of these melt in your mouth cookies.
Photos found on this article are ©Jolene Belmain.
The secret to beautiful, soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies is to NEVER over bake them. A slight golden brown on the bottom is the darkest you want them, or they will start to get crunchy and hard
- 1 cup non hydrogenated margarine
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 package chocolate chips
- Take all wet ingredients (the first 5 on the list) and blend them all together. Then add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until it's all creamy and smooth, then mix in the chocolate chips.
- Bake on ungreased sheet for 8 - 10 minutes @ 350Â°.
- Let cool and enjoy your delicious, chewy chocolate chip cookies.
- *Remember not to over brown them or they will turn out hard and not so soft and chewy
Just cool, and serve!
Instead of adding milk chocolate chips, try adding dark chocolate chips for a richer, not so sweet, flavour. Want something other than chocolate... why not try some butterscotch or peanut butter chips?
I'm a Busy Mom With a Family of Six to Feed
As in most large families we have the important task of budgeting to make ends meet. Which means that I make the majority of my meals and baking from scratch. It is a lot of work so I naturally try to simplify things as much as I can.
My most important kitchen tool is my food processor / power mixer. I couldn't function without it.
This is a sturdy and durable appliance that will out last virtually the life of your kitchen. At least mine has. It is used on a regular basis.
With all of the different attachments that you can add onto this, you can do everything from mixing cookies to shredding cheese, to grinding your own meat. This is a perfect gift for the chef on everyone's list.
Mix it well...
If you like a bit of crunch, add some nuts. Walnuts, pecans.... it's all good. Your nut is your oyster... or so I've heard... you could even throw in a few raisins if you'd like.
Home Baking Really is Filled With Love
They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home and for me this is so very true. With a family of 4 kids, 4 cats, and a loving husband, there are certainly a hungry crew to keep happy in my kitchen.
I pull out my cookbook and this is where the magic begins to happen in the kitchen. Baking from scratch brings a healthier touch to every recipe I create. I can add less sugar, insure that I use healthier fats, fruit, oatmeal, and all that other good stuff.
Family is such an amazing blessing to have. Add all of your love, hugs, and kisses into your baking to make the sweetest desserts for your loved ones. Healthy tastes so very wonderful.
Always have to taste test, just to be sure.
Some Days the Goodies Barely Have Time to Get Out of the Pan
As soon as the kids come dashing in from school they can smell my cookies baking and just cannot wait to get their hands on a few. It can be a race to get them out of the oven and into their waiting hands.
A tall glass of milk and a plate of cookies and my crew of munchkins are one happy crowd.
I never feel guilty with serving up cookies as an after school treat. Most add ins are healthy for them. Yes, even chocolate has its health benefits. It is a super antioxidant and most chocolate chips are now the semi-sweet variety so lower in sugar than your standard chocolate bars.
If you go to make this recipe, and you find out you don't have any chips around, it's not the end of the world. Just try them without, they are still soft, chewy, and mighty delicious.
Always a treat when the kids are helping too :)
© 2011 JoleneBelmain