When people dig into my homemade chocolate chunk, white chocolate chip, apricot, and pistachio cookies, I like to shrug my shoulders, smile, and say things like this: Oh, these simple cookies. I whipped them up while I was puttering around the house.
And really, they are very easy to mix up and bake. You can even make the dough a day ahead, which makes for a nicer cookie, easier to handle and bake. Cookies where the dough is allowed to sit have a softer texture and a better finished shape.
I use the classic Nestle's Toll House recipe, add an extra half cup each of white chocolate chips, chopped dried apricots and of chopped pistachios. And bless Nestle's pea-picking heart, they put the receta en Español too.
Fisticuffs almost broke out over the empty platter at the last BBQ I took them too.