This week, in honour of my daughters birthday I’ve decided to share with you a family fave. A (not so) top secret recipe for the best chocolate chip cookies you will ever make. I used to bake them so often my youngest quickly mastered this recipe all on her own. Now I dare say she makes them faster, and maybe even better than her Mom. So in celebration of her Birthday week, yes, we celebrate for a week around these parts, I’ve decided to give to you a very special gift: our secret recipe for Kali’s Cookies. I hope you will give them a try with your family and love them as much as we do.
Kali’s Cookies. A Family Tradition.
- 1 cup margarine
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar – tightly packed
- 2 large eggs
- 2 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (don’t skimp on the chocolate chips!)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix together with a whisk, the flour, salt, powder, and soda. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together the margarine, white sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla, beating until smooth and fluffy.
- Add dry mixture to margarine mixture, beating until everything is mixed well. Do not over mix.
- Gently fold in chocolate chips.
- By hand, form the dough into golf-ball-sized balls, and place them 2 inches apart on a parchment-paper-lined cookie sheet.
- Bake for 9 to 10 minutes, just until the edges are beginning to brown lightly.
**It’s better to underbake these cookies slightly, so remove them from the oven while they’re still a bit soft in the middle.
**Depending on the size of balls, can make up to 4 dozen cookies.
**We have tried this recipe with butter, but it’s so much better with Becel margarine.