Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

My lil man's 2nd birthday party is coming up, and we chose the theme Milk and Cookies. I loved it the second I heard of it. So cute, right? I have been searching for some good cookies recipes to use, and this one has been bookmarked in my favorites for a while. I decided I might as well try it...and I wasn't disappointed. It is definitely one of the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever had. The only thing with mine was that they took about 20 minutes to cook, not 14. After the first 14, they still looked raw in the middle and weren't golden at all. I don't know why they took so long. But, they were still delish! Definitely a must try! 

2 cups + 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 + 1 egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. Adjust oven racks to upper and lower-middle positions.  Preheat oven 325°.  Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2. Whisk dry ingredients together in a medium bowl; set aside.  With electric mixer, or by hand, mix butter and sugars until thoroughly combined.  Beat in egg, yolk, and vanilla until combined.  Add dry ingredients and beat at low-speed just until combined.  Stir in chocolate chips.
3. Roll a scant half-cup of dough into a ball.  Holding dough ball in fingertips of both hands, pull apart into two equal halves.  Rotate halves 90 degrees and, with jagged surfaces facing up, place formed dough onto cookie sheet, leaving ample room between each ball.  Bake, reversing position of cookie sheets halfway through baking, until cookies are light golden brown and outer edges start to harden yet centers are still soft and puffy (approximately 11-14 minutes).  Do not overbake.
4. Cool cookies on sheets until able to lift without breaking.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

1 comment:

  1. Found you at Fingerprints on the Fridge--how did you know I've been craving cookies ALL WEEK LONG?! These look delicious! I'm your newest follower--I'm excited to look through your recipes!