Friday, December 17, 2010
The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie
Happy Friday! I'm off this weekend so it's definitely a great Friday! Andy and I are about to head out to dinner and have some drinks with some friends, but I thought I'd cap off the week with the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie.
The chocolate chip cookie is one of those cookies that, once you find that perfect recipe, you don't switch it out. One that you always make when you find yourself with that craving for chocolate chip cookies. And everybody's perfect chocolate chip cookie is different. I'm a soft and chewy gal. Andy, he's pretty much a "I love every chocolate chip cookie known to man" kind of guy. So, needless to say, this was a winner for both of us. And for once, I made a cookie and had absolutely no leftovers to bring to work. And I didn't feel guilty. Is that bad? Hehe.
What's your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe?
And don't forget to read until the end and vote in the poll (after the recipe!) for next week's dessert!
Adapted from Buns In My Oven's Recipe
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 stick of chilled butter (8 tablespoons) cut into small cubes
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 & 1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 & 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 300 F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, beat both sugars and butter cubes until fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Add in egg, vanilla, and baking soda and beat for another minute or two.
Mix in flour and salt. Beat on a low speed until just incorporated.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Spoon batter onto parchment paper, making your cookies the desired size. I did a nice heaping tablespoon full on each of my cookies and had the perfect "two-hand" cookie. You know, the cookie you want to hold in both hands and just grin from ear to ear after each and every bite. You know what I mean, right? Right.
Bake in oven for about 16-18 minutes and then cool cookies on cooling rack. The cookies will be soft and chewy, and gone in no time flat! You might want to double the recipe if you're planning on feeding more than 2! Hehe!
Well, the first poll I did went pretty well, so I've decided to do another one! I have a couple different options so just pick your favorite and we'll see who wins next week!