December is full of days that are dedicated to tasty, warm food as the holiday season enters full swing. And this year National Cookie Day is Wednesday, December 4, a perfect excuse to whip up a batch of homemade cookies or buy some from a store.
National Cookie Day
Some days there is nothing more comforting than biting into a gooey chocolate chip cookie, still warm from the oven. Or more satisfying than dunking a cookie into a glass of milk and letting it melt in your mouth. Cookies may not be the best thing, but according to a crowdsourced ranking website, the top five “most delicious kinds of desserts” are ice cream, brownies, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate, and milkshakes. Cookies themselves made it number ten on the list. 
No matter how you look at it, cookies are the “old reliable” of desserts, simple and tasty; they’re easy to mix up no matter the occasion.
As Christmas draws closer, sweets line the aisles at stores and cookie recipes pour out of every food magazine; it only makes sense that in the midst of all the holiday sweets and desserts, December 4, or National Cookie Day, arrives. This Wednesday, the cookie takes a day for itself- not to be confused with National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day (which is August 4), today is a day we celebrate all the cookies- no matter their shape, texture, or flavor.
To get you in the mood for cookies we’ve put together our favorite, tried and true, chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe.
- 3/4 cup melted butter
- 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- In a mixing bowl, mix the first five ingredients until light and creamy. Add the salt and baking soda and mix until blended. Add flour slowly, mixing at a low speed just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover mixing bowl and chill for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 325 F and grease cookie sheets. Drop cookies by rounded tablespoons about 3 inches apart on cookie sheets.
- Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Allow cookies to cool completely on baking sheets before putting them on cooling racks.