Thursday, December 9, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies - Week 11 of 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies

I've decided to go with a classic this week - Chocolate Chip Cookies.  I've been making this exact recipe for quite a while now.  I remember in college I had a Monday evening class, and I would always make a batch of these cookies to take with me.  My friends and I would sit in the back row eating these cookies and doing crossword puzzles.  Needless to say, we didn't get a whole lot out of the class.  One thing that I did learn is that everyone loves these cookies!  To give the cookies a Christmas look I added some red and green M&M's to the mix - so festive!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
from: Chocolate Fantasies by Southern Living
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (6 ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels
1/2 cup or more colorful M&M's

Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating at low speed of an electric mixer until light and fluffy.  Add egg and vanilla; beat well.  Combine flour, soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture, beating well.  Stir in chocolate morsels and M&M's.  Using a cookie scoop, drop onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  Cool for a few minutes on cookie sheet; transfer to wire racks to cool completely.  Yields: 2 to 2 1/2 dozen cookies

I love this cookie.  It's my favorite go-to cookie when I'm in a pinch.  I always have the ingredients on hand to quickly throw some in the oven.  I made this cookie a lot in college - especially when I was having a rough day.  Make some today and share them with a friend, you'll brighten their day! :)
Week 11 Twelve Weeks of Christmas:


  1. The good ole classic choc chip cookies! I love the added touch of festivities with the green and red M&Ms!

  2. You just can't beat a chocolate chip cookie when it comes to favorites. The M&Ms were a really nice idea.

  3. Nothing like a classic, and I like how its jazzed up a bit with M&M's!

  4. You can't beat a good chocolate chip cookie! And I love them with M&Ms. I don't know what it is about them but they just make a difference!

  5. You can never, ever go wrong with a classic! Love the colored chips :)

  6. Your friends must have been so happy to see you every Monday night:) Love the look (and the taste)with the red and green m&m's!

  7. Yum! I love cookies with M&Ms!

    I'm hosting a Christmas Recipe party on Thursday (with prizes). Hope you can stop by!



Related Posts with Thumbnails