Sunday, July 18, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyone has their own ideas about what makes the perfect chocolate chip cookie.  For me, these are pretty close to perfection! This recipe is from Martha Stewart's Cookies. Personally, I like to use whatever chocolate chips I have on hand.  These cookies in particular were half milk chocolate chips, and half white chocolate chips.  I think they would be really good with anything you have left in your cupboard: butterscotch chips, macadamia nuts, dark chocolate chips etc.  The dough is just a fantastic base for your favorite additions!
These cookies are really quick and easy to make, and are at their best when they are warm and gooey!

The original recipe can also be found on the Martha Stewart website here.  This recipe makes approximately 3 dozen cookies. 

Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (best at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (or 1 cup milk chocolate & 1 cup white chocolate, or any combination that adds up to about 2 cups!)
  1. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper (or spray it with cooking spray) and preheat your oven to 350F
  2. Whisk together the flour and baking soda
  3. Mix butter and the two sugars together until light and fluffy in a stand mixer or by hand
  4. Add the eggs, vanilla, and salt to the sugar mixture and mix until completely incorporated
  5. Add the flour mixture, followed by the chocolate chips and mix until the chocolate chips are evenly distributed
  6. Using a tablespoon, drop the cookie dough onto the baking sheets.  Each baking sheet can hold about 1 dozen cookies 
  7. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes and remove when the edges are golden brown and the middle of the cookie is still soft.  The cookies will finish setting after they are removed from the oven
  8. Enjoy with a nice cold glass of milk!

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