Friday, February 10, 2017

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

WHO doesn't love chocolate chip cookies? Whether soft and chewy or crispy with a snap! there's a cookie out there for for everyone. Personally? I love a soft and chewy cookie. Thick and fluffy with lots of chocolate chips!

I've spent years looking for the perfect recipe. Making slight changes, tweaking things just a little. In the end here is my go-to recipe:

Ingredients:

2 1/4 C all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda (for an extra fluffy cookie)
2 sticks (1 C) unsalted butter, not warm but slightly soft to the touch*
1 1/4 C dark-brown sugar
1/4 C granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
Approx 2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips (okay sometimes I do 2 1/2 cups)

*Tip: When the butter is too warm it makes for flat melted cookies. This is also why I keep my dough in the fridge between batches.

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add both sugars; and beat on medium speed until incorporated. Slowly add vanilla, and eggs. Beat until well mixed.

2) In another bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture to butter mixture until just combined. DO NOT OVER MIX! Stir in the chocolate chips gently with a large spoon (folding in the chips).

3) Drop heaping spoons of dough (2-3 TB worth) onto parchment paper lined baking sheets; about 2 inches apart. Bake approximately 12 minutes (give or take a few depending on your oven) until golden brown on the edges. Remove from oven and let cool* before transferring to a wire rack.

*Tip: I usually have 2 baking sheets I rotate, one in the oven and the other on the counter cooling with cookies. 



If you try my recipe, let me know how it goes? 

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