After how many years, I treated myself to a new mixer! With company in the house, I decided to make some chocolate chip cookies and test out the mixer at the same time. This recipe is an old favourite from a western Canadian cookbook first published in 1988. Jean Pare has published more cookbooks than probably anyone else in Canada. The recipes are simple, dependable and good. I've been disappointed only a few times over many years. Each book has its own focus. This recipe is from her COOKIES book. The original version has nuts, but I don't include those. Here's a picture of Jean...
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. vanilla
Cream the butter and brown sugar. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups chocolate chips (I use milk chocolate.)
Stir in the dry ingredients, then add the chocolate chips. Drop by spoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.