Mom had brought me 2 new cookbooks and one was a KitchenAid baking cookbook. (!!!) I found a recipe for chocolate chip cookies that looked amazing.
1 C granulated sugar
1 C brown sugar
1 C butter, softened
1 1/2 t vanilla
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
3 C all-purpose flour
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Place sugars, butter, eggs, and vanilla in mixer bowl. Attach bowl and flat beater to mixer. Turn to Speed 2 and mix about 30 seconds. Stop and scrape bowl. Turn to Speed 4 and beat about 30 seconds. Stop and scrape bowl.
Turn to Stir Speed. Gradually add baking soda, salt and flour to sugar mixture and mix about 2 minutes. Turn to Speed 2 and mix about 30 seconds. Stop and scrape bowl. Add chocolate chips. Turn to Stir Speed and mix about 15 seconds.
Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake at 375*F for 10-12 minutes. Remove from baking sheets immediately and cool on wire racks. Yield: 54 cookies.
[recipe from KitchenAid: A Guide to Great Baking]
I made my cookies a little bigger than a teaspoonful, I guess, because I only came out with about 38 cookies. So what. :) I also used a baking stone and of course, the cookies didn't stick one bit. Also, 12 minutes was spot on in my oven. Enjoy!
As soon as took a bite of these, I told Hector, "I'm so going to be that Mom... the one who takes baked goods up to my kid's school every time there's a party or a bake sale." And I want to be!
I don't want to ever make cookies from refrigerated dough again, these cookies turned out so much better. And it wasn't hard either.
I will not lie. I just warmed up a cookie and put a dollop of my homemade whipped cream on top of it and ate it with a tall glass of cold milk. Ohh.emm.gee. So delicious. :)