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chocolate chip cookies

This recipe is adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe and is one of my most favorite recipes for cookies. My friends (and clients) love these cookies and for such a simple cookie recipe, it’s amazing how good they are. I make a full batch and keep the dough in the refrigerator (for a quick cookie dough fix whenever I need it) or I make them when I need a quick and easy dessert to bring to someone’s house.

3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Cooking spray, for greasing if needed

1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
2. Using an electric mixer fitted with a paddle, cream butter until smooth. Add sugars and mix until well blended. Add egg and vanilla and mix to combine. Scrap down sides of bowl as needed to incorporate all of mixture.
3. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, a little at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in chocolate chips. Place dough in refrigerator for about 1 hour.
4. Preheat oven to 375°F.
5. Place batter on a non-stick baking sheet (or coat a baking sheet with cooking spray) about 1 tablespoon in size and about 1 inch apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until cookies are just set (cook a bit longer if you like crunchier cookies). Remove cookies and cool on a wire rack.

Makes 12 cookies.

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