Today it seems like all the technology I rely on day to day has turned against me. My exercise bike has shed a mysterious screw. I can’t, for the life of me, figure out where it belongs and I feel like the whole thing might fall apart beneath me the next time I try to ride it. My dishwasher has decided to deposit lovely soap scum all over my supposedly clean dishes. No combination of more soap, less soap, another soap or rinse aid seems to appease it. My television has spontaneously started making it impossible for me to watch either the Discovery Channel, Home and Garden TV or the Food Network. The sound and picture of exclusively those three channels is intermittent so when I sit down with a cupcake and settle in to watch French Food at Home or Dirty Jobs or Holmes on Homes I get annoyed and instead eat my dessert with disdain.
At least my lap top hasn’t revolted because then I couldn’t be sharing this story with you fine people.
It’s ok because when the modern world fails you take comfort in the fact that there’s always traditional Chocolate Chip Cookies to fall back on.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 4 dozen medium cookies.
Source: My family recipe.
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, softened (If you’re reading this Oma, I love you but I changed it)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cup flour
2 cup chocolate chips (I prefer milk chocolate Chipits)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and position a rack in the center. Either grease a baking sheet or cut parchment paper to size then set that aside.
In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, cream together the eggs, sugars, butter, baking soda, salt and vanilla. Add the flour and combine it until smooth then mix in the chocolate chips.
Scoop a heaping tbsp of dough onto the prepared baking sheet for each cookie and bake them for 10 minutes. When they’re done transfer them to a cooling rack or, if you’d prefer, your mouth. Enjoy!