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Bake up a batch of delicious homemade cookies with this easy chocolate chip recipe. Forget about slicing a roll or opening a pouch.

Those can't compare with the taste of your homemade dough.

Don't believe it? Make your own. Do a side-by-side taste test. I think you'll agree!

Then treat your family or friends.

These cookies make great gifts for any occasion. Create handmade gifts, cookie bouquets and baskets.

Make your cookies according to your budget. First-rate or on the cheap.

Learn then share the history of chocolate chip cookies.

Calling all Cookie Monsters!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

2 sticks (227g) of margarine, softened

1 tsp. (5g) salt

1 tsp. (4g) baking soda

1 tsp. (4g) vanilla extract

3/4 cup (144g) granulated sugar

3/4 cup (151g) packed brown sugar

2 large eggs

2 1/4 (224g) cups of flour

2 cups (340g) semi-sweet chips

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190C/gas 5).

In a large mixing bowl, cream the margarine. Add salt, baking soda, vanilla extract, granulated sugar, and brown sugar, mix well.

Stir in the eggs, until well blended. Gradually stir in the flour.

Then mix in the bag of semisweet chocolate chips. Or use milk, white, peanut butter, dark or whatever flavor you desire.

Adjust the chips to taste. I like to use more. But you can use less or none at all!

Drop by rounded teaspoons onto cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown. Cool slightly and enjoy.

Or if you're weird like my son, wait a day before eating them!  Way too much will power for me!

Refrigerate or freeze any unbaked dough.

Hint: The dough makes a great cookie without the chocolate. Or substitute nuts for the chips. Favorite of the non-chocoholics in my family!

First Rate Cookies or On The Cheap?

To make a gourmet cookie use butter instead of margarine.

Upgrade the chocolate chips too. Pick from brands like Scharffen Berger, Ghirardelli or Guittiard.

To save money stick with the margarine.  Choose chips made by Hersheys or Nestles. Or select the store brand of chips to save a little more.

Or make your own chips. Take your favorite high cocoa bar and break it up. Add it to the dough.

That's how the chocolate chip cookie was born!

History of Chocolate Chip Cookies

In the 1930's Ruth Wakefield gave the world this awesome cookie. She was making a batch of butter cookies and decided to add chocolate.

She broke up a bar of Nestle's semisweet chocolate and added it to the cookie recipe.  She had expected the chocolate to liquify!

Her cookies, with the warm gooey chocolate pieces, were a hit. The patrons of her Toll House Inn loved them.

Her recipe soon found its way into the newspaper and the rest is history.

But the chocolate chip, as we know it, didn't hit the stores until 1939!  Until then you had to break your bar into bits.

Homemade Gifts

I always loved the box of homemade cookies my grandmother made for me!

With this chocolate chip recipe you can gift cookies to the special people in your life. Make homemade gifts.

You can create cookie baskets. Buy some inexpensive baskets from Dollar Tree, garage sales, or resale shops. Decorate them with seasonal decorations or make your own. Wrap the basket in colored cling wrap.

Make a cookie bouquet. Buy a decorative box and tissue paper. Place the paper in the box so as to be able to stand the cookies on edge. Create different levels so the cookies look like a flower arrangement.

Get creative and make it special without spending too much.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Ready to eat chocolate chip cookie bars.

This is a great time saver. Bake cookie bars and get outta the kitchen faster.

To bake the whole batch use a 13"x 9" (33 x 23 x 5 cm) baking pan. Grease with non stick spray, then spread dough evenly in the pan.

Bake till golden brown, takes about 30 minutes or so.

Cool them cut into bars or squares.

These sturdy bars travel well!

Shipping Cookies

Ship a loved one a taste of home. These chocolate chip cookies and bars ship well. Just be sure to pack them carefully.

If you don't pack them right your loved one will get nothing but crumbs, tasty crumbs. Try using some bubble wrap. Or let the professional shipper pack it for you.

Use this delicious chocolate chip recipe for lunch box treats, desserts or gifts. It's fast and easy to do especially when you bake it into bars. Almost everyone loves these cookies.

Ok, except for 1 child who preferred store bought to homemade. That's all she was used to, sad isn't it? Don't let this happen to a child you love. Bake this chocolate chip recipe for her!.

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