After doing a little research on the web we found a recipe on All Recipe's called "The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie", and it had over 6000 glowing reviews. The difference in this cookie recipe is that you dissolve the baking soda in hot water before you add it to your mixture. I think by doing this it leads to a thicker cookie.
Our cookies looked nothing like the ones on the website although I think they actually look better (if that's even possible?). And most importantly they tasted extremely good.
I would definitely use this recipe again, I think they turned out great. The trick for any cookie is to take them out when you think they are not done (seriously, you know when you look at them and think "oh maybe another minute or two", NO take them out then). Only leave them in for 9-10 minutes maximum if you like a chewy center kind of cookie like I do.
|1.||Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).|
|2.||Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.|
|3.||Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.|
Treat yourself and your family to a batch of these, they'll love you forever.