Chocolate Chips (in Cookie Form)

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)

Continue reading