Additional regular white sugar, maybe some in a saucer
Use a mixing bowl into which you cream together the softened butter, 1/2 cup white sugar and the vanilla. When you have these ingredients nicely blended together, add the flour and the smashed chips. Mix to make the dough.
Roll the dough into balls about the size of a shooter marble, or about half the size of a golf ball. Place the dough balls on your cookie sheet.
Now, take that small drinking glass or use the bottom of a stemmed flute glass to press the cookie balls into shape. To do this, you grease the flat bottom of the glass and then press the greased glass into the saucer of sugar.
Then, use the sugared bottom of the glass to press the cookie balls into flat, round cookies on the baking sheet. You’re ready to bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or a bit longer.
Let them cool to almost room temperature before your first taste. By making this recipe, so you get small-size cookies you’ll be able to fill up a few cookie jars. You’ll have enough so you can share some with family, friends or neighbors. Enjoy!
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