I am not a cook. I should be totally upfront about that now. My husband had a completely different experience growing up than I did. I grew up in a Puerto Rican household in the suburbs of Chicago and he grew up on a farm in rural Michigan. We bought paletas from a man pushing a cart around our neighborhood and they grew up making cookies and brownies from scratch. Below is a recipe from my husband’s family for Chocolate Chip Cookies and I honestly had no idea they were so easy to make and so delicious. So if you’re ever feeling down and want a little something sweet, I hope these satisfy your craving.
Comfort Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yields: At least 2 dozen
Oven Temp: 375°
Total Time: about 20 min
- 21⁄4 cups of flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 cup room temperature butter or shortening (we do half and half but you can choose whichever you like better)
- 3⁄4 cups of sugar
- 3⁄4 cups of brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla (or vanilla extract)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon of water
- 2 large eggs
- 12 oz. package of chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375°
- Start by whisking together your dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, brown sugar and chocolate chips) in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the remaining wet ingredients together with a mixer or spoon.
- Once your ingredients are mixed well, pour the wet ingredients into the center of the dry ingredients.
- Mix well using a large spoon, mixer, or your hands until a damp dough is formed. If the dough is a little dry, try adding another half a teaspoon to the dough until it’s the right consistency.
- Get your cookie sheet out. If it isn’t non-stick, I recommend using a non-stick spray or shortening to keep them from getting stuck.
- Take a regular spoon and begin spooning out the dough to your desired size. (Remember, the bigger the cookie the longer it has to bake to cook the inside.)
- Place the cookies a few inches apart on your cookie sheet. (I could have added a few more cookie to the cookie sheet above, for reference.)
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are a golden brown.
- Let cool and enjoy!
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