Recipe notes by the editor
Keep the dough balls (flattened or otherwise) in the refrigerator and you could have tasty cookies on the table in 10 minutes. Be sure to keep each separated with a bit of parchment paper so they dont stick together.
Why not get the kids to design their own cookies when pressing the chocolate chips into the flattened dough before baking (mine love to use a mix of white, milk and dark chocolate chips). And you can use raisins instead of chocolate.
This is indeed the best ever Cookies Recipe.