Who Wants a Cookie? Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day #NMVCCCDay #Recipe

Are you aware that today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day?  Well, it is and I think that gives us all reason to celebrate with a cookie!  We were given bottle of Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract to bake up a delicious storm recently, in celebration of Chocolate Chip Cookie Day.  The kids and I decided that cookies are kind of a big deal, so it was time to go BIG or go home!  Here's what we did:

What?!  Yep, that cookie is the size of an entire cookie sheet.  And it was YUM!  Here's a copy of the recipe we used.  It should be noted that rather than spooning the cookies out one by one, we just pressed all the dough into the pan and baked for an additional few minutes until the top was golden brown, the scent of pure vanilla extract wafted through our home and those chocolate chips were lovely and gooey.  :)  I encourage you to do the same!

Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 ½ c. butter, softened
1 ¼ c. white sugar
1 ¼ c. brown sugar
1 T. Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
2 eggs
4 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 ¾ tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1-12 oz. pkg. semisweet chocolate chips. (2 c.)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix butter, sugars, vanilla and eggs in large bowl. Stir in flour, soda, salt, baking powder and cream of tartar. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop with a #40 scoop (looks like a metal mini ice cream scoop) or a rounded measuring tablespoonful about 2 inches apart onto an ungreased insulated baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light brown. Cool slightly: remove from baking sheet. Cool on wire rack. Makes about 4 dozen crackly, chewy-crispy bakery-style cookies. They are wonderful!
*Recipe courtesy of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas and Renee Hartzler.

Now, GO and enjoy a Cookie!  Have a fabulous day!