Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies

When Superman and I first met, he was living near the beaches of Virginia and I was living near the cornfields of Nebraska. We chatted on the phone...a lot. I think it was actually in our first, maybe second conversation ever that I learned about his love affair with Chocolate Chip Cookies. Being the confident baker that I was, I knew that when we would get to be together, I would woo him with my culinary expertise! Finally together, I had a chance to show him my skills! But every time I tried to impress him with yet another go at a new recipe, they were either too flat and crispy or too dry and hard. Still he could not resist and married me anyway! But every time I tried make cookies for him, epic fail! And to make things worse, when we were served perfect chocolate chip cookies somewhere and he swooned over them, I was crushed! I set out to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie... recipe and finally I succeeded! I was chatting with some friends from our little South Dakota church and a teacher friend offered her recipe. The optimistic but skeptic that I am, I hurriedly ran home to try them, it was Valentines Day and the cookies were what he should have, however I did have a back-up plan. I was pleasantly surprised that each and every cookie came out perfectly! Oh so perfectly, round, fluffy, chewy and flavorful! Needless to say, Superman was impressed and still to this day, he brags about MY cookies and has never had a wandering eye for another's cookies again! Now, years later if he gets to choose what I'll whip up that day, "Your regular chocolate chip recipe" every single time! And I feel honored every time to make perfect chocolate chip cookies for my superman!

Chocolate Chip Cookies (I don't know the origin of this recipe, I received it from a friend)

1 cup butter, room temp
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 pkg (the smaller size) Vanilla Instant Pudding
1 pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375. Beat butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla on medium speed until light and fluffy. Mix in flour, baking soda and pudding mix. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop teaspoonfuls (I use a cookie scoop) onto ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.

Enjoy with a tall glass of milk! Gotta go, I have a milk and cookies date with Superman!


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