So here's the deal. My husband had a meeting the other night and as soon as he left I decided I would bake something. I feel as though I may have a problem. And the next thing to happen will be me getting fat. That's right I said it, fat.
I have an over abundance of chocolate chips so I decided to search the internet for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe I could find.
Which is how I stumbled across this blog.
I'd like to say I do my own thing when it comes to baking but for the most part, I am a recipe follower. It's in my nature I guess because I am also a rule follower. It's just what I do. In this case I am so glad I did because these cookies came out perfect.
Here's why I liked these cookies:
She's thinks hers top all others.
They were absolutely delicious.
They looked beautiful.
This experience ended up being so much more enjoyable than my sugar cookie disaster the other day. I bought a massive bag of sugar at costco so I wont have to worry about splenda ruining my life. I tried to buy the big bag of flour too but my husband put his foot down. So what if it's the size of a small cow, I can find room for it. Apparently he disagreed. The cashier also wanted to know what I was going to do with all that sugar? My husband just gave me the "I told you so" look.
So here's the recipe and some helpful hints... and I'll even grade it for you. You're welcome.
I am giving it a 9 out of 10. Mostly because they turned out exactly how she said they would if you followed her recipe. The only thing I didn't have was salted butter which I think I would have preferred because they weren't salty enough for me but that was my fault. The reason they didn't get the 10 is because.. I really love paradise bakery's chocolate chip cookie. I know it's a restaurant but they are just so delicious and I have yet to find a cookie that tops theirs.These are certainly a close second!
When I asked my husband " Were the cookies the best chocolate chip cookies you've ever had?" He responded "They were pretty freaken great." That's a big deal.
I tried making these cookies the next night while I was babysitting for three reasons (and because I told you, I have a problem.)
When I was their full-time nanny, we baked all the time and they loved it. So did their parents.
She also has a kitchen aid mixer and I wanted to know if hers shook like mine did. it didn't. awesome.
I wanted to see how they came out if I used regular table salt instead of sea salt. Use the sea salt. trust me. They came out so gooey and beautiful when I used the sea salt. When I used table salt, they came out doughy and flat.
|What's in em'|
- 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 3/4 cups (12 oz) all-purpose flour *If at all possible, please weigh the flour
- 3/4 tsp. smallish-medium coarse sea salt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 2 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Here's what ya do
- Preheat oven to 360 degrees.
- Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar until it is nice and fluffy (approx. 3 minutes on medium-high speed on a kitchen aid mixer).
- 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 or a silicone cookie sheet liner. (I tried both and mine turned out better with the silicone liner) Bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges are nice and golden brown. Mine took exactly 13 minutes and were perfect. Remove from heat and allow the cookies to stay on the cookie sheet for an additional 2 minutes.
I got this amazing recipe from Savory Sweet life.Check out her other yummy stuff!