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Chocolate Chip Cookies are as much part of our lake experience as swimming and boating, and this year didn’t disappoint. We always have our speedboat, and of course the Houseboat, but this year, our friends towed a sailboat up from Louisiana for our enjoyment – beautiful and fun!

sail boat


best chocolate chip cookies

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons hot water

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups flour

2 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350F. Cream together butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour and chocolate chips. Drop by large spoonfuls onto cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.

Bake for about 10 minutes, or until edges are nicely browned.


Recipe adapted from Allrecipes