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Updated on October 29, 2007

The best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever

I've recently stumbled upon an old family chocolate chip cookie recipe that, much to my dismay, had been sitting in the attic for at least twenty years. I couldn't help myself, I owed it to my great, great grandmother who originally came up with the recipe, to bake some cookies! Needless to say, I have never tasted a better homemade chocolate chip cookie - And that's coming from someone who admittedly has ZERO cooking abilities what-so-ever. I made two batches. The first was missing a very vital component, and I was left with a goopy mess. After determining where I'd gone wrong, I tried again. Suffice to say, the hot-off-the-oven cookie was nearly orgasmic!

Let's make some cookies!

Sift Together (1):

  • 2 1/4 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of salt (this is optional, and depends on personal preference)

Combine (2):

  • 1 cup of softened butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup of white sugar
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp of water
  • 1 egg

Now that we have all of the ingredients ready to rock, it's time to mix em up! Using a mixer, add everything from the Combine list (2) to your mixing machine of choice. As the concoction is getting whipped around, begin to slowly add the flour/baking soda/salt mixture. Don't just dump it in all at once, I find it works better when you just do a little bit at a time. You'll probably have to keep the mixing up for at least a few minutes to make sure everything is all mashed together. Once everything is nicely mixed, now it's time to add some chocolate chips! Use two cups of chocolate chips, and add them a little bit at a time in the same way you did with the flour. Make sure they get evenly distributed or you'll end up with one cookie having all the chocolate. When you no longer see any obvious remnents of egg or flour, find the biggest spoon you can. Now take the biggest scoop out of your cookie dough and eat it. Only have one spoonfull, or it will go straight to your thighs! It's delicious, but will be even better when it's cooked!

Using a spoon (or your bare hands), scoop up small-ish sized balls of cookie dough and place them on a cookie sheet. Try to get at least ten on each sheet. How big the balls of dough need to be depends on personal preference. If you want a huge stack of tiny cookies, make tiny balls of dough.

With the oven preheated to 375 F, place the cookie sheet in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Depending on your oven, it may require more or less time. Just keep an eye on them the first time you make them. They're delicious when cooked for the perfect ammount of time, but taste quite horrible when they're overcooked.

Let the cookies cool down for a few minutes after you take them out of the oven. They taste better hot, but will always fall apart if you touch them before they cool off for a minute or two.

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