Beloved cookie, be mine. There will never be another so chocolaty inside, so crunchy outside, so gooey, so soul satisfying. I will be true to you always. I will not run around with other cookies, nor will I flirt with the sophisticated French beauties at the local bakery. You are the only one, the chocolate chip cookie of my dreams – indeed, when you are zip locked away in the freezer I can hardly sleep for wanting you so.
And since we have an open relationship, your idea, not mine, I try to love you enough to share you with others.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Preheat oven to 350º
Ingredients: 1 C room temperature butter (2 cubes)/ 1 C brown sugar/ 1 C white sugar/ 2 large eggs, room temp/ 1 t vanilla/ 2 C flour/ 1/2 t soda/ 1/8 t salt/ 1 1/2 C chocolate chips/ 2 C oatmeal/ 1/2 – 2/3 C chopped walnuts. Note: I usually skimp on the sugar, adding about 3/4 C instead of 1 C each as recipe calls for.
Directions: In a mixer, cream butter and sugar until smooth/ Add eggs and mix/ Add vanilla/ Mix dry ingredients together and add/ Mix gently, thoroughly/ Mix in chips/ Mix in oatmeal. Batter will be fairly thick, but soft. I like to refrigerate dough before baking, but it’s not a necessity.
Place heaping tablespoonfuls of dough on cookie sheet, gently squash to flatten out a bit. Bake at 350º for 11 – 14 minutes, depending on oven.
Have a cookie while they’re still warm and give one to your valentine. Cookie love. This works any month of the year.