Do You Ever Just Need Cookies?

Ever have one of those days where you just need to bake something ooey and gooey to give yourself a quick pick-me-up? It's raining, I'm tired, way more stressed than anyone should have to be during the summer, and just feeling blah in general today.

So, while the Rev was out at a meeting tonight, I decided to bake some cookies. This cookie dough recipe is so easy and you really can add whatever you want to the base. A good all purpose cookie dough and I almost always have the ingredients on hand.

It's still raining, I'm still tired and stressed, but at least my belly is happy....

Whatever You Want Cookies

1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup white granulated sugar

3/4 cup packed light brown sugar

1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

3/8 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 cups whatever you want (I used half chocolate chunks and half M&M's)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, cream the first five ingredients with a hand mixer.

In a small bowl, mix together the next 4 ingredients.

Slowly beat the dry ingredients into the wet.

Stir in whatever you want.

Scoop dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

Leave about 2 inches between cookies.

Bake for about 9 minutes, give or take, and depending on the size of your cookie and how soft you like them.

Let cool for a few minutes before removing to a cooling rack or wax paper.

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Ginger said...

I always go for a good cookie.

Astrid said...
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Astrid said...

I also could go for a cookie right now! :)

My Sweet Side said...

Great cookie recipe. Thanks for sharing it. They sound delicous.

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

I love cookies, and this is such a great idea to have one recipe for any kind of cookie you want. Excellent!