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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Betsy's Chocolate Chip Cookies




I only have a couple of recipes that are my very own
and this is one of them!  A few years back I went on a
mission to make a chocolate chip cookie that was
chewy inside but a little crispy on the outside.
 I like them big and thick, not thin and flat.
Here's what I came up with.  They are rich and yummy!
All 'real' ingredients...nothing artificial.

 Sit down and let me serve you one!  
Would you like coffee or tea with that?
Or maybe a glass of milk?  :)


Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 c butter, softened
1 1/2 c brown sugar
1 egg
1 t vanilla extract
2 t cream of tarter
1 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
2 1/2 c flour
2 c chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients and mix in well.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop golf-ball sized balls of dough onto parchment lined
cookie sheets. I use an ice cream scoop.
Press lightly to flatten a bit.

Bake 10-14 minutes at 350 degrees.
Cookies should be brown and crackly on top.

50 comments:

  1. aah Look delicious and crunchy!!

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  2. Yum! You're making me hungry...

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  3. There you go, making me hungry before dinner again!

    I'll have mine with a glass of milk, please.

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    1. a cookie and ice cold glass of milk coming up! ;)

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  4. They sure look good
    Used to eat them all the time in my hood
    But with all of my crap
    That treat too took a nap

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    1. while this treat sleeps
      an apple you can eat. :)
      Can you have coffee still
      I hope you can still enjoy that thrill. ha.

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    2. Nope no coffee at all
      Avoiding apples too at my hall
      Cashews are it
      For any treat fit

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    3. so apples are now bad for you?
      I love cashews, though, it's true.

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    4. Yeah have to keep the acid away
      For now at my bay

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  5. Coffee, please! Your cookies look so delicious. Chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside: perfect.

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    1. mmmm...sounds like we could clean off the plate and empty the coffee pot between us! haha.

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  6. What does the Cream of Tartar do? My recipe is very very close to yours, without of Cream of Tartar. BTW they look so yummy...who took the bite? HaHa

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    1. I added cream of tarter because that's what's in snicker doodles and I wanted that crackly finish on the tops. :)

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  7. wow, Now thats a cookie, yummo!

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  8. sounds like good cookies to me...i def like my cookies crunchy over chewy any day....smiles.

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    1. I'll find an extra crunchy one for you. :)

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  9. Two cookies, one coffee with cream .... please!

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  10. I want a tea please Betsy and two cookies:)

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    1. Haha this is funny but really would be nice try your cookies look delicious!

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  11. Oh yummy! I tried to steer my son toward the kitchen for the purpose of baking some of these but he had other things like reading on his mind. haha, probably good that I don't have any available since that is what I'm craving! They look and sound perfect! Chewy and Crunchy. Coffee, Tea, or Milk works for me :)Isn't it so much fun to create your very own recipe?!

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    1. haha...maybe he'll be so inclined tomorrow. :) Yes, it is fun...even the tryouts were fun. ha. One of my friends was a backyard neighbor at the time and I'd run samples over to her and ask what she thought. ha.

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    2. too bad I'm not your backyard neighbor. I'd be more than happy to be a taste tester :)

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    3. oh my...between your cheesecakes and my cookies, we might have to take up jogging. lol...

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    4. haha...have you seen that show Two Fat Ladies? the cooks in England? :)

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    5. nope, have never seen it. but my imagination is filling in the blanks. lol

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    6. Oh that show the two fat English women was a riot....Did they ever use a lot of "grease" "lard" etc. But what they made always look good. They were really funny. I haven't seen them in years.

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    7. It was a riot! They were quirky and interesting and so very funny...but they knew how to cook! I think one of them died a few years back. Wonder if it was the lard. Oh dear. :)

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  12. Delicious...2 please...with a cold glass of milk...

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. good idea...it's getting too late for coffee! ha.

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    1. to go? not feeling sociable today? lol...

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  14. I would like to taste some....
    Enjoy your day Betsy !

    Pierre

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  15. Oh Betsy.... I'll take mine with milk.
    Then I'll take the next one with a cup of coffee.
    After that one, tea.
    As for the next few, well, I'll leave that to your imagination.

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    1. I'm with you...and that's just breakfast, right? hahaha.

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  16. I am trying not to bake as that is my biggest downfall in diet...fresh home made...baked goods! YUM! Love chocolate chip!

    Hope the patients in your infirmary are still doing well!

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    1. so true....my willpower is gone if there are sweets around!

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  17. Betsy ~ I could be your taste tester on the west coast...HaHa..Love all the comments. Felt like we were having a party. I needed that since I had some serious dental work done yesterday, and can't eat anything for 24 hours. One tooth extracted and one old root canal post taken out...one more post on the other side, and then I will get a partial to fill in the missing teeth I've been living with for years...I think it's time I can smile and not look like a toothless granny..HaHa.

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    1. Oh my goodness! That is a lot of work! No food for 24 hours...well, now, that's worth dinner out when you're allowed to eat. Tell Don I said so! At least a milkshake or bowl of icecream. haha. Your smile will feel fabulous when it's all healed! :)

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    2. They look perfect. I like my cc coookies big and thick too. How awesome that you can call this recipe your own!! Congrats. I'll take a cold glass of milk (just about the only time I enjoy milk is either with cookies or cereal)...and a visit with you at your table would be an extra special treat. Thanks for sharing. I'm pinning this recipe for sure.

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    3. thanks marsha! I hope you'll try them!

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