Can I tell you how great these cookies are? Can I share with you the best cookie recipe ever? No seriously......I just started a pretty strict "diet" (which I'll tell you all about soon), so if I can't eat cookies, at least I can wax poetic about them, right?
Whenever I make cookies, this is the recipe I make. I'm not even sure why, really. Probably because they take fewer amounts of ingredients than other chocolate chip recipes. Only 1 stick of butter, only 1 egg, only 6 ounces of chocolate chips. So, I almost always have the ingredients on hand to make them. And I think they're perfect because they're also a tiny bit salty, so you get a salty/sweet thing happening that is hard to resist (especially when on a strict "diet.").
Just out of curiosity, I asked our oldest DD what she thought of the cookies - her response: "they're really good." Then, I asked her little brother, sitting right by her: "the same thing," he said. Something tells me that if I had I big pile of these cookies sitting on a platter and asked them the same question, the response would definitely be a bit more excited. Possibly, they're thinking back to the last time we made them - we substituted marshmallows for the oatmeal. Bad idea, there.
The recipe (sans marshmallows) is from Mad Hungry.