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Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies

 Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies
"At the downtown Chicago law firm where I work, we often bring in goodies for special occasions," informs Janis Gruca of Mokena, Illinois. "When co-workers hear I've baked these melt-in-your-mouth cookies, they make a special trip to my floor to sample them. Best of all, these crisp, buttery treats can be made in no time."
24 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • Melted semisweet and/or white chocolate, optional

Directions

  • Melt butter in a microwave; stir in vanilla. Cool completely. In a
  • large bowl, combine flour and confectioners' sugar; stir in butter
  • mixture and chocolate chips (mixture will be crumbly).
  • Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets;
  • flatten slightly. Bake at 375° for 12 minutes or until edges
  • begin to brown. Cool on wire racks. Dip or drizzle with chocolate if
  • desired. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 158 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 78 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.