During WWII, GI’s from Massachusetts who were stationed overseas shared the chocolate cookies they received in care packages from back home, with soldiers from other parts of the U.S.
Soon, hundreds of GI’s were writing home asking their families to send them some.
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 egg white
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups flour
2 cups or so of Chocolate Chips (the better quality of the chocolate, the better)
Mix the first five ingredients together, add the dry ingredients and finish by the chocolate.
Form little balls and drop them on a greased cookie sheet, bake at 350F for 15 to 18 minutes, until golden.