Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies for Family Tailgate
My mama and daddy had me way after their friends had put up their diaper bags. When I entered middle school my big sister was on her way to college. My parents being the football fans that they are immediately bought season football tickets to my sister’s college of choice. For me this meant that I spent my Saturday’s as a teenager standing tailgating at the back of my parents Volvo eating fried chicken, potato salad and drinking orange soda. While I munched I waited for my parents to talk about the games possibilities and later the teams mess ups with the other college parents. After four years of sitting through football games, against my will mind you, I have learned to understand the game of football, but not necessarily love it. I have instead found a fond love of football tailgating food. Whenever I do attend football games I like to contribute something. This Saturday I am bringing chocolate chip cookies. These are a family favorite and the recipe makes enough to feed your family and any other family that stops by the back of your tailgating trunk to munch and talk a while.
Have a great weekend!
3 ½ cups of all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup packed light brown sugar
**Makes at least 4 dozen**
Beat together butter, brown sugars and white sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla. Fold in chocolate chips. Spoon 12 tablespoons of chocolate chip cookie dough on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake in oven for 14-17 minutes (depending on oven). Remove cookies from baking sheet and let cookies cool on wire rack if possible. [ Don’t have a wire rack? No worries, gently remove parchment paper from baking sheet and allow to cool on counter. Line baking sheet with another piece of parchment paper and switch out as you bake the next batch of cookies.]
Happy Family Weekend!