Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Cookies Anytime

Josh and I love cookies. We would eat any cookie at any time if we could. And now, we can!

A few months back, Josh brought home an impulse buy of a large tub of tollhouse cookie cookie dough to keep in the freezer. We enjoyed a few freshly baked cookies a few too many times and were hooked. We thought about buying more, but realized it would be more fun to make our own cookie dough. It was very easy and the results were great.

We dug through the many cookbooks we have and found a recipe that looked good...and a little easy.

We went with Martha Stewart's Cookies cookbook. Hey, you can't argue with the expert.

And she was right. The chocolate chip cookies we made were delicious. While it may be a traditional recipe, you can't mess with perfection.

2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature *or margarine for parve cookies
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips/milk chocolate chips *or parve chocolate chips

preheat oven to 350 degrees
combine butter and both sugars in electric mixer until the texture is light and fluffy

add salt, vanilla, eggs, baking soda, and flour

and mix well

fold in chocolate chips before baking

Instead of making a whole batch, we froze the dough for future use. This way, when we wanted a cookie, we could make a few at a time. Freshly made cookies always taste better than store bought ones, and only making a few helped with portion control. Not a bad plan at all.

I have to admit, we have been eating a lot of cookies lately, (and not taking photos...oops!) but they are delicious and we only eat a few at one time. Hopefully this tub will last us a long time! If not, I have a feeling we will be making more soon.


  1. I think I could easily eat a cookie everyday :) And you can't go wrong with good ole chocolate chip!

  2. Hooray for making your own cookies :-) What are parve cookies?

  3. @steph: thanks for reading! These cookies are so good that having them in freezer means we are eating them every day :) Good thing we only make a few at a time. What are your favorite cookies?

  4. I love the idea of having a tub of cookie dough in the freezer! I wonder what other types of cookie doughs you can do this with? Maybe any drop cookie?

  5. @hester: parve means that there is no dairy in the cookies (or no meat for that matter). We keep a kosher home so there is no mixing of the two. Having parve treats around means we can eat them with a milk meal or a meat meal AKA we always get our treats! Thank you for reading!!!

  6. @wilde I bet drop cookies would delish! That will be next on our list. Maybe even peanut butter or butterscotch too.