I’ve made -- and eaten -- all kinds of cookies over the years, but my personal favorites, as many of you may already know, are chocolate chip cookies. My mom baked them on a regular basis when I was growing up. Later, when I had children of my own and we all went north to visit my folks in Oregon, Mom made sure the cookie jar was full. As soon as the car was in park, we’d stampede into the house and head for the kitchen.
Now, I make chocolate cookies once a week for our Tuesday evening Bible study. So far, no one has complained about having the same snack each week. I use the same recipe my mom used (from the back of the yellow Nestle’s Chocolate Chip bag), but I’ve added my own personal touch.
2 sticks (1 cup) of salted butter (softened on a window sill – not a microwave)
1 tablespoon of pure vanilla
¾ cup of white granulated sugar
¾ cup brown sugar (pressed down firmly so that it comes out in a ¾ cup...