Saturday, August 20, 2011

chocolate chip cookies

it seems like everyone has the perfect cookie recipe, right? or so they claim. the problem, however, is that everyone's idea of the perfect cookie is different. some like big and fluffy, some like chewy and gooey, and some like crunchy (these people are crazies). i myself prefer chewy in the middle and firm on the outside (not firm as in hard. firm as in the 'firm' edges of a pan of brownies). you with me? good. because these cookies are just that! i got them from this blog, and every time i make them i am impressed with how delish they are!
2 cups plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
12 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled until warm
1 cup brown sugar, packed
½ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2-1 bags chocolate chips

mix dry ingredients together and set aside. next , mix butter and sugars together, then add egg, yolk, and vanilla. add dry ingredients and mix until combined. stir in chocolate chips. the dough will be kind of runny and sticky. 

you can use a cookie dough/ice cream scoop or just two spoons to form dough balls (they won't really stay in perfect balls), then bake at 325* for 11-14 minutes (i sometimes bake mine at 350* for 10-11 minutes) until the edges are just barely golden brown.
and here is my husband 'sampling' his 7th cookie the goods.

1 comment:

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Ooh, these sounds like my hubby's version of the perfect cookie. Me? I'm the crazy who likes it as crispy and crunchy as possible!