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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

(Half a Batch) of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp hot water
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup chopped chocolate

1.  Cream butter and sugars together
2.  Add egg and mix until creamy
3.  Stir in vanilla
4.  Dissolve baking soda in hot water and mix in
5.  Add salt
6.  Mix in flower and chopped chocolate
7.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow to firm up
8.  Preheat over to 175 C (350 F)
9.  Drop large spoon fulls on a pan lined with baking paper
10. Bake for 10 minutes

(makes a baker's dozen - 13)-------------------------------

Chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorite desserts, hot and gooey, right out of the oven.  For the chocolate, you can use any type of chocolate you have on hand.  We are frequently gifted chocolate when friends return from their world travels.  Today's batch was made with a bar of hazelnut chocolate from Sweeden.  This is the perfect recipe because it makes jus…

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