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PW’s Good Ol’ Basic Chocolate Chip Cookies

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This basic recipe is my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe when I need ‘em in 30 minutes or less. The Flax Seed in these chocolate chip cookies is entirely optional and doesn’t overwhelmingly change the flavor or texture of the cookie—but it gives it a little somethin’-somethin’ that sets the cookies apart from the fray.

Ingredients

  • ½ cups Margarine
  • ½ cups Butter, Softened
  • 1 cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
  • ½ cups White Sugar
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2-¼ cups Plus 2 Tablespoons, All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon (heaping) Instant Coffee Granules
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1-½ teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Flax Seed, Slightly Crushed With Rolling Pin
  • ¾ cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup (heaping) Milk Chocolate Chips

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a bowl, stir together butter, margarine, brown sugar, and white sugar until combined. Add eggs and vanilla and stir together.

In a separate bowl, stir together flour, instant coffee, baking soda, and salt. Add to wet ingredients in batches, stirring gently after each addition. Stir in flax seed if desired.

Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop balls of dough on a cookie sheet and bake for 11 to 13 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and eat warm.
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Anne Powell on 9.16.2014

Love the idea of crushing the flax seeds with the rolling pin and the addition of instant coffee granules sounds yummy – I will try this recipe out very soon. I’ve seen Ree using a mortar and pestle to crush flax seeds while making these cookies on T.V. as well. Thank you for sharing this recipe Ree.

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Marie on 6.11.2010

Mine came out puffy (and therefore I tragically overbaked them)…I swear I followed the recipe and didn’t use baking powder in place of the soda. What could cause this?? Has anyone ever had this happen?

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cruisinmom on 2.18.2010

This is my new favorite recipe for chocolate chip cookies. So good

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notbragginjustcantcook on 1.12.2010

I am pulling these out of the oven now. Makes me want to put coffee in Everything!

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Mayhem on 3.2.2012

One thing I miss dreadfully in the UK is Chocolate Chip Cookies, so I searched out a trusty PW recipe and put it to the test. I chose to change from the recommended amount of chips to 1 cup dark chocolate cooking chips (which are really spots) because there isn’t semisweet chocolate in the UK. I also omitted the flax seed since I couldn’t find it, but kept in the coffee, though I don’t usually enjoy coffee or its flavor. The recipe made just over 4 dozen cookies.

They were wonderfully soft, and even the chipless ones at the end held their shape beautifully. This is an easy recipe to follow and make even if you are lacking in traditional kitchen supplies. My UK friend’s loved the softness of the cookies and the slight hint of coffee. I will definitely fix these again!

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Michelle on 6.4.2011

Chocolate Chip cookies and coffee! I am in love!

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pinelopakee on 11.18.2010

Delicious cookies! I made them a few nights ago without flax seed and we ate half of it right from the oven..

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