I am fairly certain that I have found (at least the base of) the secret cookie recipe. Now I just need to tweek it.
This recipe calls for graham cracker crumbs as well as flour. The texture is almost the same as the SC, but this one is not as thick. I really like this recipe. The result is a crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, cookie.
Graham Cracker Cookies
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, flour, salt and baking soda.
Beat together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, mix well. Add combined flour mixture, mix until just incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls (or cookie scoop) onto greased cookie sheets about 3 inches apart .
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.(rotating cookie sheet halfway through) Cool on sheet for about 2 minutes and place on wire racks.