sweet surrender…

05 Apr

Soft. Chewy. Nirvana.

The chocolate chip cookie. There is something so nostalgic about this simple dessert. There are so many variations of this classic. I prefer the basic, no frills cookie. I don’t add nuts, or chunks of chocolate, or dried fruit. Some people like the thin crisp version, while I always opt for the soft and chewy rounds of goodness.

I have tried many recipes, with varying results. The following recipe is by far my favorite.

Isaac asked to make cookies , so we made a batch. And on this cold windy day, I couldn’t think of a better way to spend our morning! (He is happy and the house smells fantastic.)

Tips: When making any kind of cookie with butter, make sure not to over mix the butter and sugar, this will result in a greasy, flat cookie. Mix just until fluffy, no more no less. And always rotate your cookie sheets halfway through baking. If the recipe calls for 12 mins, rotate at 6 mins.

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup packed light brown sugar

1 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 large eggs

1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk flour and baking soda together in a bowl. Put butter and sugars in bowl of electric mixer with paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 1/2 mins. Reduce speed to low and add eggs, vanilla and salt. Mix until blended, about 2 mins. Add flour mixture, and mix until just incorporated, add chocolate chips and mix about 30 seconds.

Drop heaping tablespoons of dough onto parchment lined baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart. Bake cookies, rotating sheets halfway through, until edges are golden brown but centers are soft, 12-14 mins. Let cool 1 min. and transfer to cooling rack.

Makes about 2 dozen.


Posted by on ampTue, 05 Apr 2011 05:12:04 +000012Tuesday 4 , 2011 in Recipes


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2 responses to “sweet surrender…

  1. Rufus' Food and Spirit Guide

    ampTue, 05 Apr 2011 05:17:24 +000017Tuesday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p04

    We use a similar recipe and they always turn out great. Nice photo.

  2. metrocakegirl

    ampTue, 05 Apr 2011 07:14:09 +000014Tuesday 4 , 2011 at 9:52 p04

    Thank you. I just read your macaroon blog, they look yummy. I have a very simple recipe that consists of coconut and sweetened condensed milk , and that is it. I look forward to reading more of your posts!


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