Thursday, December 23, 2010

My Little Gift To My Readers

Lorelei's Fluffy Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I was younger I always noticed that the Toll House cookies always came out fine, but after a day or so, they became hard. After figuring out that it was sugar that made them harden, I decided to figure out how to reduce the sugars and yet come up with a cookie that was perfect. It's great for someone who is trying to hold down the calories too.

Well, here it is. This is a half batch, so you can double this recipe easily if you need more than two dozen cookies. This half batch is easy to make in a quick time, and is perfect for either something to take for a gift, or for two people—yes, you will be tempted to eat them all in one day, but hey, that's your problem!

Half-batch fluffy chocolate chip cookies

1 ¼ c. flour

½ t. baking soda } combine

¼ t. salt

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½ c. butter—softened

¼ c. brown sugar

¼ c. sugar

1 egg

½ t. vanilla

combine the above ingredients and add the flour mixture; add and mix in 6 oz (or about 2/3 c.) semi-sweet morsels. Chill dough for 10-15 min.

Oven 375° Bake spoon-sized cookies for 8-10 min. turning about half way. Watch, as your oven may bake either hotter or cooler, so be sure to check them at 8 min. Take out when they're nicely browned.

Let cool one minute before placing on cooling racks.

These chocolate chip cookies will come out crispy on the outside but light and fluffy on inside. You can use the Splenda half and half mix if you prefer for the white sugar.


  1. This sounds so good I've got to try it! Thank you so much!

  2. Lately I have been sticking the cookies into the microwave for a few seconds which seems to soften them up fine. Does that mean I can keep all of the sugar that I want? Along with my expanding waistline, right?
    Thanks for posting. I just said all of that so I could say hi and wish you a very Happy Holiday.

  3. Ladies, thank you, and enjoy.

    Jimmy: I wouldn't want you to be unhappy. Indulge for now, but later on, you may want to try this

    Happy Holiday to all!


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