Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies

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  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • Melted semisweet and/or white chocolate, optional


  1. Melt butter in a microwave; stir in vanilla.
  2. Cool completely.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour and confectioners’ sugar; stir in butter mixture and chocolate chips (mixture will be crumbly).
  4. Shape into 1-inch balls.
  5. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets; flatten slightly.
  6. Bake at 375° for 12 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
  7. Cool on wire racks.
  8. Dip or drizzle with chocolate if desired.
  9. Yield: about 4 dozen.

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