One thing I found while I was searching chocolate chip cookies was the suggestion of adding Cream of Tartar to give your cookies that cracked look. I added the Cream of Tartar and the cookies did have that beautiful cracked look, however, I don’t know if that was in fact the reason. I don’t believe the Cream of Tartar had any effect on the taste of the cookie so it could be omitted without harm to the recipe.
These cookies, like most any chocolate chip cookie, are best right off of the cookie sheet.
Chocolate Chip Cookie
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp hot water
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350*F.
- Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and stir in vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water for several minutes; in the meantime sift together flour, salt, and cream of tartar. Add to creamed mixture along with baking soda mix. Stir in chips and nuts.
- Drop by large tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven 9-10 minutes. Cool one minute on sheet before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.