I enjoyed these cookies tremendously, and I'm sure you will too!
What you need:
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon hot water
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels
What to do:
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, beat together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Add in one eggs at a time, then vanilla. Continue beating until combined. Dissolve baking soda in hot water and add to batter along with salt. Stir in the flour and chocolate chips.
Tear a small piece (1 1/2 tablespoons) from the batter and work into a circle. Flatten it a bit and place on a pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges are nicely browned.
Tips, Tricks and Tweaks:
1. Original recipe calls for walnuts. We didn't have any so we skipped it. If you want to add some, use 1/2 cup.
2. We like our cookies soft and gooey. If you want them a bit harder, add a minute or two in the cooking time.
3. For a more uniform batch of cookies, use a tablespoon or ice cream scoop to measure the amount of batter.
4. Adding 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar will make the cookies a bit harder as well.