September 15, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookies - Take 1

I was home sick yesterday and since I can't sit around all day and do nothing, even when I'm sick, I decided to back the Hubs some chocolate chip cookies (his favorite). I sent a request out on Twitter asking for favorite recipes and got back a few great recipes. I decided to try the most simple one since I had to get done at the same time. Special thanks to Charmi over at Life on Minden for suggesting this recipe from Darci at With This Nest....

Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs (room temp if possible)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (feel free to throw in the whole bag if you like them super chocolate-y)

Cream butter, brown sugar and white sugar together in a mixer. Then add the eggs, one at a time. Beat until creamy. Add the vanilla.

In another bowl mix the dry ingredients together before slowly adding them to the creamed mixture. When combined, stop the mixer and add the semi-sweet chips. Mix up and then drop by the teaspoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Mold them into a ball as best as you can with the spoon for a more shaped cookie.

Bake on 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Place on wire rack to cool. Enjoy!

Note: For my oven I found the perfect bake time was 9 1/2 minutes.

These were good, but the dough part was a little too bland for me, when I try this recipe again I'll take Katie's suggestion by doubling the brown sugar and using half the white... and Lisa's suggestion by substituting 1t of vanilla for 1T.

Next time I want to try The Chewy by Amy over at Skinny Food by Amy.

1 comment:

writtenbliss said...

ooo ... i forgot to say that I melt the butter all the way instead of just softening it. It helps the sugar dissolve!

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