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Thin, Crisp Chocolate Chip Cookies





Yields
Makes about 32 cookies




Total Time
35 mins

If you prefer crispy chocolate chip cookies, try this easy variation on the traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe.

 1/2 cup (1/4 lb.) butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
 1/3 cup granulated sugar
 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
 1 cup all-purpose flour
 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
 1/4 teaspoon salt
 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz.)
 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Step 1
1

In a bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until well blended. Beat in 3 tablespoons water and the vanilla until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.

Step 2
2

In another bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir or beat into butter mixture until well incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans, if using.

Step 3
3

Drop dough in 1-tablespoon portions, 2 inches apart, onto buttered 12- by 15-inch baking sheets.

Step 4
4

Bake in a 300° oven until cookies are lightly browned, 18 to 20 minutes; if baking more than one pan at a time, switch pan positions halfway through baking.

Step 5
5

With a wide spatula, transfer cookies to racks to cool. If hot cookies start to break, slide a thin spatula under them to release; let stand on pan to firm up, 2 to 5 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool completely.

Step 6
6

Note: Nutritional analysis is per cookie.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0


Amount Per Serving
Calories 88Calories from Fat 47
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.6g8%

Saturated Fat 2.8g14%
Cholesterol 8.4mg3%
Sodium 81mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 12g4%

Dietary Fiber 0.1g1%
Protein 0.6g2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.