Recipes We Love: Chocolate Chip Cookies

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According to some researchers, chocolate can be good for your state of mind. Anecdotally, we know many folks who will swear to this! If you'd like to test this theory on your own, here's a great, easy recipe for chocolate chip cookies. You can make them as organic or as conventional as you'd like, as almost all the ingredients are readily available in both versions. Ingredients

  • 2 1/4-2 1/2 cups organic whole wheat flour (or use any all-purpose flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or a bit more if you like saltier cookies)
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate morsels or an equal amount of chopped chocolate pieces

Directions Preheat oven to 375° F. Mix flour, baking soda, and salt. In a separate, larger bowl mix butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well. Slowly beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate. Use a tablespoon to spoon rounded drops onto ungreased baking sheets. (This recipe will make about 60 cookies, and is very easy to cut in half or to double.) Bake for 9 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool. What's your favorite chocolate recipe? photo: timlewisnm