I found this on topsecretrecipes.com. The extra vanilla makes the house smell heavenly when these are baking. The key to these cookies is to not bake them past the recommended 10 minutes. This way after they cool they will be nice and chewy. Mmmmmm!
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla.
- In another bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- With your fingers, place golf ball-sized dough portions 2-inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 9-10 minutes or just until edges are light brown.
Sorry...but this is not it! These are good...but the REAL recipe includes the shavings of an 8-oz Hershey's chocolate bar to be mixed in to the dough. I used to have the recipe and haven't made them for years because I lost it! If I ever find it...I will post it!! :-)
Good cookies, but here are some improvements. Use cake margarine, not butter. Add 2 and 1/2 cups uncooked oatmeal, like Quaker. Also I mix in the chips with the wet ingredients first, makes it a lot easier. If you don't want the oatmeal, I suggest increasing the flour to 4 cups or even 4 1/2, because they come out very flat and gooey with the amount listed in the recipe.
I have been using a chocolate chip recipe which uses a vanilla pudding, however I wanted to try a new recipe and really liked this recipe. I was so sure of this recipe that I doubled it. These cookies were perfect. I followed the directions and was rewarded with absolutely beautiful, chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside cookies. Thank you for posting this recipe!