submitted by Sonia, US

This is a delightful chocolate chip cookie recipe that makes small,
perfect cookies with a slightly chewy crunch. Two tips I found helpful
are don't put the dough on hot cookie sheets or they will spread out
flat and become tough; and don't make them too big or they will do
the same thing. Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Cookies
About 4 dozen.
1 ½ cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (optional)

Heat oven to 375.
Beat sugar, butter, vanilla, and egg in a large bowl with electric
mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt
(dough will be stiff). Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
Drop dough by small teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased
cookie sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown (centers will be soft). Cool
1 to 2 minutes, remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.