easy chocolate chips cookies

Day off from work and I'm craving some sweets but there's no chocolate around.  I decided to make some cookies to satisfy this growing tummy !  I typed into google "easy chocolate chips cookies" and this one caught my eyes !  Over 7000 ratings can't be wrong right ?  I love ratings !  so I decided to try it out !

Here's the recipe and my remarks, as I didn't have all the ingredients on hand but it still turned out amazingly good !

Original link:  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/10813/best-chocolate-chip-cookies/

  • 1 cup butter, softened 
  • 1 cup white sugar (I used only 1/2 as I didn't want it to be too sweet and plus I added Skor bits which will make the cookies sweeter, hence I thought to cut back on the sugar)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (I didn't have any)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 2 teaspoons hot water 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (I only have 1 and 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (I didn't have any so I added 1/4 cup of Skor bits)


- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

- Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts.  Mix batter together by hand.  Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.

- Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.  

The cookies hold their shapes well, so if you drop it in a big round blob it will look 90% like that when baked !  I flattened my cookies out with a spatula (you can see the marks in the picture) !