Mark and I are leaving for vacation! We are heading to South Dakota to visit the badlands & Mt. Rushmore. This was a trip I took often as a child, because I have family in Idaho, so this is about my 4th or 5th time visiting, but Mark hasn’t been there since a kid, so I’m excited for him to see Mt. Rushmore, Custer & the Badlands through adult eyes- its a whole different experience!
As told in another post- we purchased a 5th wheel after searching for a year! This means I get to actually cook and pack and we have ROOM!! A lot more room than our 1979 pop-up at least! So I got busy baking a few snacks to take with on our trip to SD!
Now, my mom is a purest when it comes to the chocolate chip cookie. She doesn’t like variation, so we never had these White Chip Chocolate Cookies growing up, and frankly, I missed out! My mom has some explaining to do on the cookie front! They are delicious and easy to make! I highly recommend them!
The recipe is pretty simple! I even had everything on hand- except for vanilla- I run out of vanilla every other week I think!
I’m not usually about perfect cooking, so my spoonfuls onto the baking sheet are a little, um, out of round. It doesn’t affect the taste-trust me!
I recommend baking them for the 8 minutes and letting them fall- they are better slightly undercooked than overcooked. So as you can see, my cookies are slightly fallen once cooled, but in this case, it is best for the type of cookie!
White Chip Chocolate Cookies
(Adapted from Hershey)
1 C. butter, softened
2 C. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 C. flour
3/4 C. cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 C. white vanilla chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In large bowl, beat sugar and butter until creamy.
Add eggs and vanilla to butter mixture and beat.
In separate bowl (or if you don’t want to dirty another dish like me, add it all in your butter mixture!) mix together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt and then add to butter mixture.
Stir in the white chips.
Spoon cookies unto ungreased baking sheet.
Bake 8-9 minutes.
Yield: about 4 dozen