Friday, July 11, 2008

Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are so decadent that they can only be made for a special occasion. They're definitely one of my favorite chocolate chip cookies, and they're flat and chewey.

4 sticks butter, softened (1 pound)
2 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla

1 pound unbleached flour
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

9-12 ounces real chocolate chips, I like dark chocolate
1/2-1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cream the butter, sugars, and eggs.
Add in the vanilla.
Combine the dry ingredients and stir into the creamed mixture.
Add the nuts and chocolate chips.
Put onto the cookie sheet in 2 tablespoon blobs. I like to use a scoop. Make sure they are rather far apart, because they will spread. Bake for about 8 minutes.

If you'd like to hang them on the Christmas tree, use a chop stick to poke a hole near the edge. Then when cold insert a ribbon for hanging.

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