Chocolate Chip Shortbread

I find most of my life and humor is made up of quotes from TV and movies.  I do consider myself to be quite clever, but there's just something about a good quote from Tommy Boy or Will & Grace that makes the conversation that much funnier.

Remember the episode of FRIENDS - The One With Phoebe's Cookies

Monica wanted to be the mom who had fresh baked cookies for her kids, Chandler didn't want their kids to be fat and Phoebe wouldn't give up the beloved recipe.  Ironically enough, the recipe she wouldn't give up was from Nestle Tollhouse, where I adapted this shortbread.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together 2 sticks of butter (softened to room temperature) and 3/4 cups of white sugar.  Let the mixer do it's thing and cream the butter and sugar for a good 3-5 minutes, get some really good air in to it.  Once it's good and light, mix in 1 egg and 1 tsp of vanilla extract (or more if you're like me, don't measure and hope that you add more.)  Slowly mix in 2 1/4 cups of flour until well incorporated.  Lastly stir in 2 cups of mini chocolate chips.

Turn dough out into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan and press evenly into the bottom.  Bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown and wonderful.

Cool completely before turning out and cutting into squares (or huge chunks if that your cookie-eating-MO.)  If you've got a chocolate-loving kid in your house, feel free to save a few chips aside and add them to the top for little fingers to pick off and enjoy.  They're only little once!

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1 comment:

Christi said...

These look amazing. Definitly on my fall baking list.

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