One of the perks / downfalls of working in an office is the constant parade of treats making their way to your desk. Sometimes we get sent gift baskets brimming with treats, usually around the holidays or an opening night. Yesterday we were sent one that was filled with chocolate. Including a bag of chocolate chips. Which, to be blunt, seemed pretty stupid to me. I mean, those are meant for baking (and PMS desperation) not gift baskets. It just seemed odd...until I realized that the gift basket was sent to us from the good people at Hershey's. Ooops. Sorry Hershey's. You are NOT stupid.
The only logical thing to do was to take the chocolate chips home and bake cookies with them using the recipe printed on the bag. We all have a chocolate chip cookie recipe in our arsenal, but I, for one, had never tried the one printed right there on the bag!
I am bringing said cookies to work tomorrow because, well, we never have enough treats, do we? Maybe I can convince my coworkers to join me in a chorus of "Get Well Soon".
What you'll need:
3/4 cup butter or margarine
175 mL1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 package Hershey's CHIPITS® Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chips
1 cup chopped nuts (optional) - I used pecans.
1. Heat oven to 375°F (190°C).
2. In large bowl, beat butter, sugars until fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla until creamy.
3. In medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture. Stir in milk chocolate chips and nuts, if desired. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
Makes about 5 dozen cookies.
They're chocolate chip cookies. Do you really need to know more? Nom, nom, nom.