Wednesday, January 12, 2011

THE Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie



When my Things are sick, they don't ask for soup, or for toast...they want cookies.  Ok, that may be what I want, more than what they want.  Hey, you try being stuck in a house with two snotty nose Things that have stuff pouring out of them from both ends...then tell me that you don't want chocolate chip cookies, and a stiff drink (that's another post).  I divided the dough in half before I added the chocolate chips...so I could make one batch with candied cranberries, pistachios and white chocolate...and the other with just chocolate and white chocolate chips...see, I did make half of them with the kids in mind, so I'm not totally selfish...just
partially.


Adapted from this recipe.

What you need:



  • 2 sticks unsalted butter- melted
  • 2 1/4 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons milk (I used half and half...mostly because that all I had, but it makes them slightly richer)
  • 11/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups chocolate chips ( or what ever goodies you like)

What you do:

Preheat oven to 375.  Melt butter over low heat until just melted.  In the meantime, sift together flour, baking soda and salt...set aside.  When butter is completely melted, pour into a large bowl, add sugars and cream together.  Add egg yolk and egg..one at a time, mixing well after each addition.  Add milk and vanilla and mix just until incorporated.  Slowly mix in flour mixture, I added mine in about 3 batches.  Once dough comes together, stir in chocolate chips, or whatever cookie stuff you like.  Chill dough in fridge for 15 min or so, and scoop out tablespoon size dough balls onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.  Cook for about 12 min.  Start to check after 10 minutes, just to be sure.  Oh and try not to eat all the dough before you even bake the cookies...yup, guilty.


Printable version here!!





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