The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ok, so here is my recipe. The thing with this one is that you can add anything to this recipe and it works. It makes great plain cookies without anything in it too. So I’ll give you guys the recipe and some combinations of different stuff you can add to it.

1 cup butter softened
2.5 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 cups “something”

Cream together butter, brown and white sugar, add in eggs, vanilla and baking soda. Mix in flour. Mix in your “something” Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.

“something” can be:
2 cups chocolate chips
2 cups chocolate chunks
1 cup chocolate chips, 1 cup dried fruit
2 cups any other chips (peanut butter, butterscotch, vanilla, etc)
1 cup chips, 1 cup nuts (walnuts or pecans work great, but you can use anything)
And so on. Like I said pretty much anything works. I like using 1 cup white chocolate chips, 1/2 cup walnuts, 1/2 cup dried cranberries.

Best Oatmeal Cookies Ever!

These are my favorite since I can add pretty much anything I want. Today it was dried raisins and cranberries and fresh nectarine….very yummy!

Best Oatmeal Cookies Ever

1/4 cup butter or vegatable oil
1/2 cup applesauce
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground clove
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 3/4 cups flour
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup raisins
1 large nectarine finely diced

Heat oven to 375. Cream together butter, apple sauce and sugar. Mix in egg and cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Mix in baking powder and soda. Mix in flour and oats. Mix in cranberries, raisins and nectarine. Spoon out onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are light brown.