Bribery works

That’s right. Read the title. I decided for all of the annoyance my co-workers went through on figuring out some logistics to a weekly meeting, they deserved to get the results coupled with an e-mail promise of cookies sitting at my desk.

I do not like cookies from a roll or tub of store bought dough. It just isn’t the same. I promise making your own cookie dough only takes about 10 minutes. Less if you aren’t texting in between cracking eggs.

My go-to recipe is the one on the back of the Toll House semi-sweet chocolate chips. It’s the best I’ve found and they come out perfect every time, if you use my tricks + tips which I have bolded in the directions.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Ingredient List: My way

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened/ at room temp
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs at room temp
  • almost a full (12 ounce) package NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels


1. PREHEAT oven to 375 degrees F

2. COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in a separate large mixer bowl until creamy. Add room temperature eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture.

3. Stir in morsels. I like to use almost the full bag of chocolate chips, but save about 1/2 cup in the bag and stick it in the freezer. The cookies have too much chocolate in them if you skip that step.

4. Put the dough in the fridge for about 10 minutes to get it cold, then drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. These are the best cookie sheets ever. Don’t ever use a regular baking sheet again. Buy them now!!

5. BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until nearly-golden brown. If the cookies look like they need about a minute more cooking time, take ’em out. They will stay soft the next day this way.

6. Cool on baking sheets for a minute; remove with a METAL spatula to wire racks with newspaper underneath to cool completely. The newspaper makes for an easier clean-up.

Make sure you test a warm cookie (you know, to make sure they aren’t poisonous?) first. Then, take ’em to your co-workers who will be delighted to go through 100 e-mails only to find out everything has changed! Bribery works.


8 responses to “Bribery works

  1. My only issue with this recipe is that you don’t instruct us to eat the cookie dough.

  2. Dominique Fortune

    These were delicious! You’re ah-may-zing!

  3. When you were little I would only use 1/2 the bag in the cookie mix to save money!!!Granddaddy could sure use some of these. I have a bag of chips in the pantry waiting for you!

  4. Yumm!! I haven’t had homemade cookies in awhile. I’ll have to make some this week!

    • Time out how long it takes you to make them, it won’t take long.

      I’m kinda in the mood to make snickerdoodles or oatmeal choco-chip! Maybs you should come to the tundra and eat some?

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