Before I list this new recipe I tried, I'll put the disclaimer that I didn't name them. This recipe came from a school cookbook where my sister teaches. A few years ago they made a cookbook and a cookie recipe contest in each grade level. This particular cookie won runner-up in the 5th grade. The little girl's name was Lauren Clifton, so I'll give her credit for the name!
So, are they the world's greatest? They were very, very good! I liked them. Three of my kids liked them. My husband and another child were out of town, so never got to try them. Will I make them again? Yes!
So here is the recipe for you to try! Note that you freeze the dough for an hour before baking!
World's Greatest Chocolate Chip Cookies
12 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts (I didn't use.)
In a mixing bowl, cream melted butter and sugars. Add egg, yolk, and vanilla. Blend well. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture, stirring until well blended. Mix in the chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by 1/4 cupfuls onto a cookie sheet. Freeze one hour. (These will keep in the freezer stored in a plastic bag for weeks.). Bake at 325 degrees for 7-9 minutes on the upper rack, and then 7-9 minutes on the lower rack. Don't overbake. They should be golden brown, but still soft in the center. Cool on the cookie sheet. Makes 2 dozen.
Notes from me: I used REAL stick butter. I'm sure that's what the recipe means, but some think of butter as margarine and other types of spreads. I didn't use the nuts.
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