Monday, October 29, 2012

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (freezer friendly)

These cookies are simply amazing! Sometimes-it's nice to have a cookie or two to go with a cup of hot tea when the weather turns cool.  However, we don't buy packaged cookies at our house and one of the main reasons is because if a large package is left within reach it's just too tempting to go overboard.  So, a sweet solution we've come up with so that we can still have a treat but stay within our idea of healthy eating too, is to make cookie dough ahead of time and then refrigerate or freeze it.  Then, when we're ready for a treat we can choose our portion size by deciding how many we want to bake.  Perfect!
I like these cookies because they are simply delicious!  They are more of a "thick" type cookie and only use one stick of butter, as opposed to most recipes that use two. 

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
3/4 cup regular chocolate chips
2 and 1/4 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl on medium heat or on stove-top.  Mix the sugar, eggs, butter, and vanilla in a large bowl or stand mixer until smooth.  Add the flour, baking soda, and salt into the wet ingredients and mix until evenly combined, being careful not to over mix or stir.  Last, fold in the two kinds of chocolate chips until just combined.   
Grease cookie sheet, unless using a non-stick version.  Drop spoonfuls of dough (about a tablespoon each) 2 inches apart onto the cookie sheets and bake for 12-16 minutes, based on how chewy or crunchy you like your cookies.

*These would also make a great neighbor/new baby/holiday gift!  I have refrigerated the dough in a Ziploc Container and it keeps really well!  You could easily add a sweet note, or tie a bow with fabric around the container.

Happy Eating!

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