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Annie’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
By: Miss Isabel

1 stick of butter
2 sticks of margarine
1 box dark brown sugar
1½ teaspoons salt
2 eggs
¾ cups sour cream
1 rounded teaspoon baking soda
6 cups of flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 large package of chocolate chips
1 cup pecans, chopped
confectioners’ sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Have the butter and margarine at room temperature, and cream together in the large bowl of a Mixmaster (or quietly by hand as I do.) Add sugar and salt. Add eggs one at a time, and beat to incorporate. Beat in the vanilla.

Separately, combine the soda and sour cream and allow to rise. Add one third of the flour to the butter-egg mixture and beat, then half the sour cream, continuing to alternate until all is incorporated. Stir just until the flour is blended, so that gluten doesn’t develop and toughen the cookies. Stir in the chocolate chips and chopped nutmeats by hand.

Arrange on an ungreased cookie sheet by largish spoonfuls. Bake until top surface barely starts to brown (i.e. the center is still soft). Remove immediately to a wire rack and cool somewhat. Dust lightly with confectioners’ sugar while still warm (the sugar doesn't adhere if the cookies are cold). A little strainer full of sugar that’s pressed through with the back of a spoon works just fine. Cool thoroughly before storing in a tin.

Annie cooked by feel rather than measurement. I had to stop her hand on the way to the mixing bowl in order to quantify the ingredients when I recorded this in ’65.

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October 25, 2007 at 3:20pm
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