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Chewy Chocolate Cookies

 Chewy Chocolate Cookies
This cookie recipe—a favorite of our four children—has been in my collection for years. Sometimes I'll substitute mint-flavored chips for the semisweet chocolate ones. Either way, the cookies disappear quickly.
27 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add
  • eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition, and vanilla.
  • Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in
  • chips. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes. Do not overbake. Cool for 1 minute
  • before removing to wire racks. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 238 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 182 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.