Thursday, February 20, 2014

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

I don't mean to brag, but my chocolate chip cookies are kind of a big deal.  I get requests for them pretty frequently, and when I make them at home, they're gone within the day! To be fair, I live with and around a bunch of army guys, so they'll eat pretty much anything, but I think this recipe is pretty good! It's the fruit of many years of chocolate chip cookie making and experimenting, so I hope you'll enjoy it! 

1.5 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter
1/2 cup of brown sugar
6 tablespoons of granulated sugar 
1 large egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 
1-2 cups of chocolate chips (or M&M's, or chocolate chunks, or whatever else you might want in your cookies!)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
Sift flour, baking soda, and salt together in a medium size bowl. 
Cream butter and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, or in a bowl mix with a hand mixer. 
Add the egg and vanilla extract to the butter mixture. 
Slowly add in the flour mixture, and beat until combined. 
Using a spatula, fold in the candy/chocolate chips. 
Spoon tablespoon sized mounds of dough onto a baking sheet. 
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. 
Let sit for a minute or two and then move to a wire rack to cool, if you can wait that long! 

Until next time,