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What you'll need:

1 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 to 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips


In a large mixing bowl, mix butter and sugars until light and creamy.
Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda;
   stir these into the first mixture, blending well.
Stir in chocolate chips.

Shape the dough into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
Place the dough balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges are light brown.


Enjoy!  Makes about 4 to 5 dozen cookies.

Illustrations by Lisa Thiesing, from the book "Two Silly Trolls"