The Simplest Chocolate Chip Cookies

The aftermath of the holidays left us with a bit of a cookie addiction. And while we’ve tried to step up our healthy food game this month, the cookie cravings keep coming back. To strike a balance, CP#1 tried this simple chocolate chip cookie recipe adapted from the Mrs. Fields Cookie Book. They’re everything a person could want in a chocolate chip cookie — soft, chewy, and dense with chocolate. The best part? This straightforward recipe is stripped down to just 7 ingredients. You’ll find there’s very little sugar. Instead, the cookies are naturally sweetened with honey, which make us all feel a bit better about eating two (or three).

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You’ll need: 

• 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/2 tsp. baking soda
• 1/8 tsp. salt
• 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
• 1/4 cup white sugar
• 1/2 cup honey (Maine maple syrup also works well)
• 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 300-degrees F.

In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt with a wooden spoon and set aside. Next, blend butter, sugar and honey in a medium bowl using a mixer at medium speed. Once the mixture is blended and soft, add the dry ingredients and blend at low speed until well-combined. Mix in the chocolate chips.

Drop rounded teaspoonfuls about 1-1/2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet lined with parchment for easy cleaning. Bake cookies 18-20 minutes until golden brown. Using a spatula, transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. Enjoy!

Yields: 1-1/2 dozen.

PS: Our favorite sugar cookie recipe.

 

 

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