First set: gathering all the required ingredients.
Creaming together the butter, brown sugar and sugar
Adding the eggs and vanilla, one at a time until each is blended (or as I do it: one teaspoon of vanilla with one egg.)
Dry ingredients next. Flour, baking soda and salt. Put in the salt and baking soda first then add the flour a little at a time slowly until blended to avoid having flour shoot into the air.
Last bit of flour, almost done!
Surprise ingredient decided to add at the last minute.
And the finished product, ready to be placed in the fridge to chill and firm up for the next few hours. Possibly overnight. It gives the dough time to develop the flavors and firm up enough that the cookies don’t spread too much.
I will be making this cake soon. So very soon.