Monday, July 5, 2010
chewy chocolate chip cookies
Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies. The thing is, do you like them thin and crunchy, thick and chewy, lots of chips or just a few, with nuts or without?
I like mine chewy, thick and soft with LOTS of chocolatey chips, the melt in your mouth kinda chocolate. So i went searching for a recipe that fit that description!
The recipe i used is from Annie's Eats Another favourite food blogger of mine!
Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
3/4 cup (12 tbsp) unsalted butter, melted and cooled until warm
1 cup brown sugar, packed
½ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Adjust oven racks to upper and lower-middle positions. Preheat oven 325°F(165°C). Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
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.
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.
Cool cookies on sheets until able to lift without breaking. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Personal Notes:- I used two whole eggs, to save waste, and therefore had to add an extra 1/2 cup flour. I also used full 2 cups of chocolate chips that were in the packet....c'mon, you all know you want extra chocolate in them =) These are hands down and awesome cookie, this ones going in the books as a definate favourite!