MCKINNEY: Chewy chocolate chip cookies still remain a favorite

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Chewy chocolate chip cookies (Photo by April McKinney)
One of my first memories of being in the kitchen is helping my mom make chocolate chip cookies.

Of course, I would always sneak the dough when she wasn't looking. That is one of the many perks of making chocolate chip cookies, right? We always used a Betty Crocker recipe from my "Cooking with Kids" cookbook, and now days that cookie page definitely shows the wear and tear of all of the times we made that recipe.

Those are some wonderful memoires, and to this day I just don't know that you can beat a warm chocolate chip cookie. There’s nothing like it!

Obviously there are tons of recipes out there for these cookies, but this is my own tweaked from that old recipe and a few others I like. They are nice and chewy with a hint of salt, which is just how I like them, making it almost impossible to just have one.
The salt really brings out the sweetness in the chocolate and the cookie itself. I really think that extra bit of salt makes all the difference in the flavor, so don't skip it! Now, these cookies aren't low fat, but as always everything in moderation. I believe if you're going to have chocolate chip cookies, make them from scratch, that way you control all of the ingredients.

I hope you enjoy these, and make some deliciouschocolate chip cookie memories!

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Makes about 2 1/2 Dozen

· 1 cup softened butter
· 1 cup brown sugar
· 1/2 cup granulated sugar
· 2 eggs
· 1 teaspoon vanilla
· 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
· 1 teaspoon salt
· 1 teaspoon baking powder
· 1 teaspoon baking soda
· 1 (10 ounce) bag chocolate chips

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl cream together the butter and sugars for two minutes and then add in eggs, one at a time, and then the vanilla.

In a separate bowl whisk together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.

Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, once all of the flour has been added stir in the chocolate chips. Drop tablespoons of dough onto a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool the cookies on a wire rack.
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