Friday, April 23, 2010
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies are definitely one of those comfort foods that I just can't enough of. It's super simple to make and something about it always makes me want to eat more and more. Hence, I've tried many different CCC recipes in the past. I think my favorite recipe so far (this may change in the future of course) is Alice's (Savory Sweet Life) Best EVER Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. It has the sweet characteristics that embody the perfect cookie as well as a twist - a slight saltiness from the sea salt.
I'm excited to introduce to you all this recipe because I guarantee that it is going to be one of the best! haha :D It's sweet and salty and PERFECT! So go and grab your brown sugar, sugar, flour, sea salt, and chocolate chips, and get ready to give this recipe a try!
1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups (12 oz) all-purpose flour *If at all possible, please weigh the flour
1 tsp. smallish-medium coarse sea salt (NO table salt!)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 cups/16 oz of semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet & milk chocolate in a 3:1 ratio)
Preheat oven to 360 degrees. Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar until it is nice and fluffy (approx. 5 minutes on medium speed on a K-5).
Add both eggs and vanilla and beat for an additional 2 minutes. Add baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour until cookie batter is fully incorporated. Finally add chocolate chips until well distributed. The cookie batter should be somewhat thick.
Drop about 2 tablespoons of dough or use a medium cookie scoop and plop the batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges are nice and golden brown. Remove from heat and allow the cookies to stay on the cookie sheet for an additional 2 minutes. Pick up the parchment paper with the cookies still on top and transfer to a cool non-porous surface. Allow the cookies to cool on the paper for at least 3 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
PS. Make sure to beat the cream and sugar for 5 minutes (this step is IMPORTANT!) AND, make sure to have a cup of milk at hand :D