Tuesday’s Cooking Lesson

Each week I bake with a little girl that I take care of. This week we made homemade pasta, but I didn’t have a camera on me so I couldn’t take pictures. But the week before we  made some good ole’, sure to please chocolate chip cookies. We used the simplest, yet one of the best recipes that I’ve been making since I was a little girl. The recipe that I use is right on the back of the Ghirardelli chocolate chip bag.


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups of Ghirardelli chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.