Chocolate chip cookies! A cookie jar classic

For the past three days I have been insatiably craving chocolate…chocolate in any absolutely any form. I have been craving chocolate from the moment I wake to the moment I go to sleep at night. This has been one of my more absurd episodes of chocolate craving. It does not usually get this bad!  I have been adding a teaspoon of hot chocolate powder to my coffee in the morning. Every time I went into the kitchen this week, I took a small handful of chocolate chips from the gigantic BJ’s size bag of chocolate chips that I bought for all of my baking needs. My lovely hubby came home from school last night and brought me some Edy’s brand chocolate brownie ice cream. It was glorious, but it only temporarily made the chocolate cravings subside. So what’s a girl to do?

Make chocolate chip cookies! Perhaps my small handfuls of chocolate were feeling a bit jipped. They are meant to be eaten as part of a cookie. They were, by design,  created to be added to the Nestlé Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe on the back of that gloriously large bag of chocolate chips. And I, in my infinite selfishness, deprived them of their sole purpose in life by just scooping them up and eating them sans cookie. I think that it was the chocolate chips’ revenge by making me crave more and more chocolate until I actually made cookies out of them.

Anthropomorphizing of my baking goods aside, I really did squelch that desire for chocolate by baking some chocolate chip cookies. I don’t know if it is because the chocolate was now encased in delicious cookie and therefore more substantial or because  I simply reached my chocolate limit for the week, but I now have a cookie jar filled and chocolate craving conquered. I did not in fact use the Nestlé Toll House recipe. I try to use all of my own recipes on this blog (unless otherwise noted).  So below is my very own chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Chocolate chip cookies!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pre heat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit

2 eggs

1 cup vegetable oil

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 tsp salt

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

2 1/4 cups flour

1 – 2 cups of chocolate chips (ironically, I like less chocolate chips in my chocolate chip cookies and therefore only used 1 cup of them)

In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, oil, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt, and vanilla extract.

Slowly stir in the flour and baking soda to the wet ingredients mixture until all of the ingredients are incorporated and you have your cookie dough.

Add the chocolate chips to the dough and spoon onto cookie sheets.

My recipe should make 2 dozen.

Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes.


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