Small confession; I am not a terribly skilled baker. Results are consistently middling to fair.
This, I blame on the fact our family doesn’t really enjoys cakes or cookies, etc. and therefore, I don’t get a tonne of practice. On the odd occasion I do get a request for something requiring the holy trinity of butter/flour/sugar, a low-level sense of panic sets in. Is this going to be a re-run of “Tooth-Chipping Brownies”? Another episode of “Cake Masquerading as Doorstop”? I swear the term hot-mess was coined for my adventures in baking.
To compensate, I have managed to work out a recipe for chocolate chip cookies that is quick, simple, and seems to provide consistently good results. That may have something to do with the ridiculous amount of chocolate chips I cram into these cookies, but hey – I will take the wins where I can get them.
Simple Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup butter, not too soft
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (or the whole bag – up to you)
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (the quick cooking type)