Tuesday, November 27, 2007

cookie cookie cookie

If anybody is in need of a new basic choco chip cookie recipe, this one is AMAZING. If you already have one that works for you, you may disregard this post. I am TERRIBLE at making the basic cookie. Mine are always crispy or flat or just plain hideous. This one turned out like none I have ever attempted. It has some very specific instructions and perhaps that is what made it so delicious. They were so good that I ate my two (or maybe it was three!) and sent every last one to the neighbors or with Kent for his anatomy group! I definitely didn't need them tempting me all the next day at home.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, MELTED
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract (I used 1 tsp accidentally and they were fine)
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 cups semisweet or milk chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 325. Line pan with wax paper. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. I made mine a lot smaller than this! Cookies should be about 3 inches apart. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted (DON'T OVERCOOK). Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
The melted butter and lower baking temp are KEY to the recipe working out.


LoRFLoR said...

if i could eat cookies - i would totally try out your recipe! i have a sometimes annoyingly strict diet (not by choice really) - if i eat sugar i get sick. dur - and anything with yeast in it for that matter.
btw, i LOVE - absolutely adore your christmas song on your blog! it makes me so happy sometimes i open your blog just to listen to it. i definitely need to deck my place out in festivities of the season. i always thought living by myself would be so refreshing, having my own space and whatnot. i have adored it thus far, but with the holidays coming on i see that having people you love nearby is even more refreshing...:) love you!

Christian & Erin said...

I just printed out this recipe and I am definitely excited to use it! I also love your Christmas song! I just did a post about my obsession with Christmas music...you'll have to let me know your favorite songs.

mandi said...

I have the same issue with my chocolate chip cookies, so I'm happy you posted this. I'll have to try it. I also wondered if you've noticed a difference in your baking with the humidity there - does it change things?

Justin, Julie and Cohen Sacks said...

Your cookies look amazing! I will have to try that recipe soon!

Kent and Leisy said...

mandi..it is a possibility. I rarely cooked in Utah...and lots of the stuff I baked came out flat and nasty...it may have been because of the elevation and humidity! things out here have definitely gone better. I'll blame it on those factors for sure :)