Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are the absolute best chocolate chip cookies I have ever made, time and time again. Enjoy! Makes ~16 cookies.

  • 1/2 C butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 C brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 C quick oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 C chocolate chips

Cream together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Mix in egg and vanilla. Add flour, oats, baking powder and baking soda. Mix until evenly blended, and then stir in chocolate chips. Bake on a cookie sheet for 10 minutes.

Christmas Gingerbread

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In a large bowl, cream together:

  • 1/2 C margarine or butter, softened
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C molasses
  • 1 egg yolk

Add

  • 2 C flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Stir until batter holds together. You may need to knead a bit with your hands. Roll out on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters. Place on a pan and bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes. Ice when cool using your favourite icing recipe (or you can use the leftover egg white + add 2 cups of icing sugar to make a quick icing).

Pumpkin Pecan Cookies

Welcome autumn with this soft, muffin-like cookie. Adapted from here.

  • 3/4 C margarine or butter, softened
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1 egg
  • 1 C canned pumpkin
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 C flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C dark chocolate chips
  • 2/3 C chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl, cream margarine and sugars together. Add spices, egg, pumpkin and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Add flour, baking soda and salt, and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and chopped pecans. Bake for 12-14 min. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

The most delectable double chocolate cookies known to man. Original recipe from my favourite food blog.

  • 1/2 C margarine
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 C flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Cream margarine and sugar. Add salt, vanilla, cocoa, and eggs. Stir until combined. Add remaining ingredients and combine. Roll dough into 14ish balls and flatten on cookie sheet. Bake for 10 min. Let sit on pan for at least 5 more min to finish cooking. These end up really nice and chewy if you don’t over bake them!!