Foothill House Sweet Dreams

1 cup unsalted butter
1 cups brown sugar
1 egg, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
teaspoon salt
1 12-oz. package chocolate chips
1 cup powdered sugar


Cream butter. Beat in brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Blend into butter mixture. Fold in chocolate chips. Refrigerate until firm. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease baking sheets. Break off small pieces of dough; roll into 1-inch rounds. Dredge in powdered sugar. Arrange on sheets, spacing at least 2 inches apart. Bake 10 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes on sheets. Transfer to racks.

from the Foothill House Inn in California