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I am a former fat girl who still loves to feed my friends and family. I bake and cook most weekends, and I want to keep track of it all here.I hope you enjoy my recipes, I look forward to sharing my cooking blog with everyone!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Chocolate chip cookies

This is seriously the best chocolate chip cookie recipe I have ever eaten. This is not a family recipe, in fact I only started making these in the last 4 months or so. This recipe is adapted from the one on savory sweet life I made a couple of small changes. I only ever use unsalted butter, I use a little less chocolate chips (I prefer more cookie in my chocolate chip cookies), and I use a little more vanilla than she does. OMFG these are AWESOME! She totally deserves bragging rights, and you all should run over and give her awesome props for posting this. I just had to share this with the world as well.

Start with room temperature butter.

Cream until glossy.

Add brown sugar.

Then white sugar.

In another bowl mix your dry ingredients.

Baking soda.

Baking Powder.
Now pretend there is a picture of me adding the sea salt...

Whisk together.
(This is my shortcut for sifting, I still don't have a sifter. Bad, bad blogger)

This is what the butter and sugar mixture should look like. Make sure you let this beat together for at least 3 minutes! Otherwise you will have flat sad cookies.

Never add eggs this way, its a bad plan, leads to egg shells in your batter.
If I was a great chef I would have cracked my eggs into a small bowl and then added them, but I was being lazy....

Now comes the vanilla. So wonderful.
I always use more than recipes call for, because I LOVE vanilla.

Beat for another 2 minutes.

It's ready to add the dry ingredients.

Add the flour, 1 cup at a time, until it is all mixed together.
I say add a lot.... add add add.

Now for the chocolate chips!
1 bag is the perfect amount to me, but if you want more, please, use more.

Mix until combined.

Catch your husband with his fingers in the cookie dough!
Bad Duck!
Decide that he gets to do the dishes.

I love this thing, its a little 1 1/2 inch ice cream scoop. I use it so my cookies all come out about the same. If you don't have one, 2 tbsp of dough is about the same.

Pull the cookies from the oven and try to wait.
then place them on a cooling rack.


I could eat the whole batch! Well maybe not, but I wanna try!
You really wanna make these cookies. Do it!


1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tbsp vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups (12 oz) all-purpose flour
1 tsp. smallish-medium coarse sea salt, the sea salt gives the cookies a nice flavor and hints of texture. If you only have table salt, use 1/2 tsp.
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
12 Oz semi-sweet chocolate chips, about 1 bag

Preheat oven to 360 degrees. Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar until it is nice and fluffy (about 3 to 4 minutes on medium speed). Add eggs and vanilla and beat for an additional 2 minutes. Add baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour until cookie batter is fully incorporated. Add chocolate chips and mix until combined. Use a medium cookie scoop and plop the batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges are nice and golden brown. Remove from heat and allow the cookies to stay on the cookie sheet for an additional 2 minutes. Move them to a cooling rack.

1 comment:

  1. ok, so the dishes were SOO worth it!, Seriously guys, STEAL SOME COOKIE DOUGH!!!