Photo Friday: Comfort cookies

With the cold, snowy winter finally here,DSC_4277 it’s time to warm our bodies, hearts and stomachs (nom)! Last week, we had to bundle ourselves in puffy jackets, layers and boots. With cozy layers come thoughts of favourite winter comfort foods. One of my number one go-to comfort foods this time of year is something that reminds me of my childhood: Chocolate chip cookies! They are a classic snack that would always put a smile on my face.

Today, I’m sharing a simple, delicious chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Prep time: 10 mins
Bake time: Eight to 10 minutes per sheet
Makes: Four dozen cookies

What you’ll need:

3/4 cup graulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups (1 12oz bag) semisweet chocolate chips

What to do:

First, preheat your oven oven to 175 degrees C (350 degrees F). In a large bowl, beat the sugars, butter, vanilla and egg with an electric mixer or mix with a spoon. Then, stir in the flour, baking soda and salt. At this point, your dough should be stiff. Now, stir in the chocolate chips.

On an ungreased cookie sheet, take a teaspoon and drop the dough onto the baking sheet about one-and-a-half inches apart. Bake for eight to 10 minutes or until the cookies are lightly brown. Then, let the cookies cool for one to two minutes before removing them from the sheet and placing them on a baking rack.

There are many winter recipes that can warm our spirits (and psychologically melt our frozen toes). What’s your favourite?

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