Monday, October 10, 2011

Delectable Chocolate Chip Cookies

Now that autumn is here, a great way to get cozy on a rainy day or  a cool night is making classic chocolate chip cookies.

Everybody swears by their chocolate chip cookie recipe...but I really swear by this one. I have tried dozens of variations of the chocolate chip cookie recipe and this is where I have landed. It is my number one seller at markets and online orders. Why? Maybe it's the melt in your mouth goodness of Belgian chocolate and soft cookie. Or the hint of caramel from the brown sugar. Whatever the reason, they are borderline addictive. The hardest part about making these for other people is not eating them up myself!

Here's what you need to do:
preheat oven to 375 F

combine in bowl (mix with  a spoon not a whisk):
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

in a seperate larger bowl, mix: (most helpful in a stand mixer and paddle attachment)
*add in order until each is fully mixed*

2 sticks (1 cup) almost melted butter (3/4 fully melted and mix it until smooth - no butter lumps)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup regular sugar
2 eggs (room temp)
1 tsp vanilla

add dry to wet, mix just until ingredients are incorporated.
The consistency is important. It shouldn't be so runny it drips off the paddle or so stiff nothing falls off the paddle. It should slowly fall off the paddle in chunks
add 1 1/2 cups Belgian chocolate chips...mix until just incorporated...
don't sully this classic with cheap waxy doesn't cost much more to indulge in good Belgian chocolate which you can find at any bulk store or the bulk aisle of your grocery store.
tablespoon dough onto parchment lined cookie sheet.

 Bake for 11-13 minutes...until just brown around the edges...
they'll be a little puffy when you take them out of the oven...
...but they'll flatten a little as they cool
Let least a little up!

Rainy day pick-me-up serving suggestion: serve with steamed milk, latte or cup of tea...cozy on a comfy chair and read the funniest book you have. Enjoy!

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