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chocolate chip cookies or basic cookie batter

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Recipe by
Lauri Myers
Spencer, IA

I've tried to "formulate" a basic batter for cookies that could suit most chip cookies like chocolate chip or butterscotch or white chocolate chip. This one is a basic recipe for me and I hope you can use it for your cookies too.

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yield 5 dozen
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For chocolate chip cookies or basic cookie batter

  • 2 1/4 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 c
    butter, unsalted ( don't use margarine it tends to make the batter runny)
  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 lg
  • 1 3/4 c
    chips (chocolate, butterscotch or your choice)
  • 1 c
    chopped nuts (optional)

How To Make chocolate chip cookies or basic cookie batter

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375* If you do not have an oven thermometer watch cookies closely when using real butter, so that the bottom doesn't burn.
  • 2
    Cream butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy, add eggs until thoroughly mixed.
  • 3
    Add salt and soda to the butter mixture, slowly add flour. Yes I know this seems unconventional, but I've found that it does seem to work better. Then add your chips and nuts by hand. Use a teaspoon to drop to the cookie sheet. I use parchment paper to prevent burning as much as possible. Enjoy!

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