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Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Snack Girl has a secret. With over 27 inches of snow outside her window, she can't look a vegetable in the eye.

So, today, we need to talk about cookies :)

What do you do with kids that have been out of school for 2 days per week? You make cookies! And, what are the best cookies? Chocolate chip cookies!

I contend that the only chocolate chip cookie that you should ever eat is one that you make yourself. And it shouldn't be stale. Eat it as SOON after baking as humanly possible.

This is absolute heaven.

Some of you are probably frustrated right now. "Hey, Snack Girl, this is NOT a healthy snack!!" No, it isn't. But, I believe treats should be TREATS.

We can't decide a food is BAD and never eat it if we love it. We need to find ways to incorporate the food we love into our diets.

I contend that if you bake all your own bake goods, you will never eat a stale cookie from the supermarket again. Also, the recipe below is 1/2 the size of a normal chocolate chip cookie recipe. Mine makes 24 cookies - not 48.

Compared to Chips Ahoy, you are getting real butter and eggs in the recipe versus mono and diglycerides (yuck).

There is also the fun of making it yourself and the smell of cookies in your house.

Do you know that real estate agents will bake refrigerated cookie dough in a house when they show it?

Seems that the delicious smell of baking cookies facilitates large purchases :)

What kind of stuff would you get if you baked cookies?

This recipe is my favorite because I just have to remember the number one. One stick butter, one egg, one cup flour, one cup chocolate chips - if I have that in my pantry, I know we can make them.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Makes 2 dozen

1 stick unsalted butter
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 cup all-purpose flour or white whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 F. If you have an electric mixer, cream butter, sugar and egg. If you don't, just soften butter in the microwave for 10 to 20 seconds (make sure it doesn't melt) and beat with a fork. Add the dry ingredients, stir in by hand and then stir in the chips. Drop spoonfuls of batter onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and bake for about 10 minutes. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes before eating.

For one cookie - 117 calories, 6.1 g fat, 14.4 g carbohydrates, 1.4 g protein, 0 g fiber, 72 mg sodium, 3 Points+

Points+ values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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First 20 Comments: [ see all 29 ]

I big pink fuzzy heart you Snack Girl!

on February 2, 2011

I haven't tried it yet but you can subsitute the butter with olive oil and the sugar with agave nector but use 1/3 less than the recipe calls for. I did this with banana bread and threw in some oatmeal and it was wonderful.

on February 2, 2011

Thanks, Snack Girl, for a simple chocolate chip cookie recipe! I also agree that cookies are a treat that should only be enjoyed warm out of the oven (with a tall glass of milk, of course)!!!

on February 2, 2011

Think it was Parents magazine but Tate's whole wheat dark chocolate chip cookies are INCREDIBLE. All real ingredients too. I found them at Wegman's. Still a treat item but when you've gotta have it....

on February 2, 2011

Ahhhhhhhhhh (sigh of satisfaction). There's nothing quite like a homemade chocolate chip cookie!

One stick of butter is equal to 1/2 cup, right?

on February 2, 2011

I big pink fuzzy heart you Snack Girl!

on February 2, 2011

Though we run a weight loss camp we believe treats are ok! We bake in our house once a week so that we can have fresh baked treats that have pure and simple ingredients. This recipe sounds perfect for a snow day.

on February 2, 2011

If you don't feel like cooking,Trader Joes sells Highbrow Chocolate Chip Cookies that tastes as good as homemade. For 2 cookies: Calories 140
Total fat 7g Saturated fat 4.5 Trans fat 0g
Sodium 140mg total carbohydrate 17g sugars 12 protein 2g There is nothing like homemade, but these are great!

on February 2, 2011

@Sagan - 1 stick of butter is 4 ounces (1/2 cup) and 120 grams. If this site goes more international I am in trouble :)

on February 2, 2011

ツ Yummy!

on February 2, 2011

I've been wanting to try to bake chocolate chip cookies with WW flour but I'm nervous they will end up hard as rocks!

on February 2, 2011

I am with you on just eating cookies sometimes. Dangerous that they "facilitate large purchases". Stay away from shopping on line while eating cookies!

on February 2, 2011

I like the way you think, Lisa! ;-) I just always have to remind myself that I don't need to eat the whole batch all by myself!!! rofl

on February 2, 2011

Thank you for adding the PointsPlus count for this recipe :D

on February 2, 2011

Just made these with the kiddies. So yummy and easy!

on February 2, 2011

Mmmmmm. Cookies!
(Hi from your buddy in CO. I tried peanut butter in my oatmeal the other morning because of you. Yum!)

on February 2, 2011

I totally agree. When we lived in MD we always made homemade pizza and chocolate chip cookies on snow days. Now they're calling for snow in TX and I checked my pantry to make sure I had a bag of choc chips. I believe all things in moderation including moderation, especially when it comes to freshly baked chocolate chip cookies!

on February 2, 2011

we are going on day 2 of snow days here in chicago! now to add to the two feet of snow will be sub-zero temps. great. car will be an iceberg. streets aren't plowed. but thanks so much for this great post! i have almost the exact same philosophy re treats -- and believe wholeheartedly that homemade makes them better. i use whole wheat pastry flour (and am now wondering whether you know something about its not being so healthy, as you don't seem to use it); i also will put in flax seeds and am now using sweetners such as agave nectar and sucanant to replace white and brown sugars. the other thing i recently discovered on the daily garnish website is peanut flour, which is, i believe, a defatted, dry version of peanut butter. i imagine it would work great in cookies and take the fat content way down. one of my kids can't eat tree nuts or peanuts, so i've used peanut flour only in things he doesn't have to have (e.g. sauces that i add after taking his food out). he can, though, eat sunflower butter and so i might try that in cookies...

on February 2, 2011

You and I are so on the same wavelength, Snack Girl! There is no point wasting one's time/calorie allotment on crummy cookies. Enjoying the snow?

on February 2, 2011

@Andrea - I used White WHole Wheat flour and it worked great. I think you could go 1/2 wheat and 1/2 white and it would be good.

on February 3, 2011

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