Saturday, January 19, 2008

Chocolate chip cookies

I found this recipe in a "Top Secret Recipes" book. Apparently it's the recipe for Keebler Soft Batch chocolate chip cookies. Whatever it is, they are lovely! Nice and chewy -- just the way we like them.

This recipe makes 4 dozen cookies. I will often make a full batch of dough and freeze half of it. Then, whenever you feel like some home-made cookies, but have little time to make them, pull out the dough and you can have cookies in a few minutes! They don't taste quite the same after the dough is frozen, but are still good :-) You can also half this recipe.

Keebler Soft-Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 lb butter (2 cups)
2 eggs
2 Tbsp molasses
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
5 cups flour
1 1/2 packages semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cream butter, eggs, molasses, vanilla, water and sugars. In separate bowl, mix the remainder of dry ingredients (except chocolate chips). Add gradually to creamed mixture.

Stir in chocolate chips by hand. Set aside in refrigerator for 1/2 hour. Shape and roll dough into 1" balls. Place about 1" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. You can also drop by teaspoonful onto cookie sheet, but the cookies don't look as nice as when you roll them.

Bake for 8 minutes at 375 deg. They may look like they're too soft and not completely cooked, but they will finish cooking on the sheet as they cool.

WARNING: These cookies are very addictive and won't last long!

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