Chocolate Chip Cookies of the Gods

From: (Timothy Cain)

Ingredients:    1 cup           cold butter (2 sticks, do not use margarine!)
1 cup           brown sugar
3/4 cup         sugar
2               eggs
1 1/2 tsp.      vanilla
2 1/2 cups      all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp.      baking soda
3 cups          chocolate chips (that's 3 6 oz. bags!)

Directions:     With an electric mixer or food processor, beat the butter into
the sugars until creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla, and beat
until just mixed. Add the flour and baking soda, and beat until

Now add the chocolate chips (stop eating them!), and stir them
in with a spoon. Make cookie balls with a spoon or your fingers
(I find using just your fingers is easier). The balls should
be about as large around as a half-dollar (maybe a little
bigger), and you should get 3 dozen of these.

Now the hard part: put these balls on a tray, cover them with
foil, and put them in the fridge overnight. Chilling them makes
them taste so much better. If you cannot wait, do not expect
cookies of the gods.

To bake the cookie balls, place a dozen on a cookie tray and
let it sit for 10 minutes at room temperature, while the oven
preheats to 400 degrees. Bake them 8-10 minutes, or until the
edges are brown but the center is still tan. Take them out of
the oven and let them finish cooking on the pan for a few

Devour them.

I have found that the cookie balls can stay chilled for up
to a week, meaning you can pull a dozen out of your fridge
on a moment's notice and have hot cookies in 20 minutes. I
haven't tried freezing them, but that's another possibility.