Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am going to start posting recipes to the blog! They are awesome ones that I love. To begin, I am going to share my chocolate chip cookie recipe! I have had a lot of people ask me for this recipe so it seems fitting to start with it. They are pure deliciousness. I could marry these cookies, take them out and show them a good time. They are better than your momma's. and my momma's. It's true, I wouldn't lie to you, at least not about this. When I post recipes I plan on taking pictures of the steps in making the recipe as well, like pioneer woman ,whom I love. But since cookies are easy to make and because I didn't think of this until after I made them, I will not be showing pictures of the cookies except in their final stages. Here is the finished product.


See how glorious? oooh boy!

Ok so grab a bowl and a fork and lets do this! (I do not use a mixer to make cookies, it tends to over whip them, but you do what you want. I am not the boss of you, I wouldn't want that job.)

1 stick of butter(not margarine). By the way none of my recipes contain margarine. Butter is the only way to go. It is the only way, ok? Butter makes the world a better place. Margarine only wishes it could be as cool, but it is an impostor and therefore has no place in my kitchen. This brings me to my second point which is none of my recipes are for dieters. Ok!

Put the room temperature stick of butter in the bowl and add:
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar

cream together then add

1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla (Again I go for the pure vanilla bc like I said before I didn't like impostors like imitation vanilla.)

mix completely again and then add

1 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda

mix completely then add

1 cup chocolate chips (I usually add a little more) Whats the harm?

once done cover and chill for a couple of hours or in your freezer for awhile or overnight. (I usually chill mine overnight bc it makes them turn out perfect every time) I can not stress this point enough folks, dough needs to be chilled, it's too soft after you make it to go straight in the oven. This is how cookies turn out flat. That and they don't have enough flour in them. If you notice this recipe is a lot like the toll house recipe but it has more flour and more sugar. Sugar helps the cookies have a little crunch on the edge and flour makes them denser. This recipe makes about 15 cookies. Double it if you want to use a whole bag of chips. I usually don't double mine bc we like fresh cookies right out the oven and don't need a lot of leftovers. Once the cookies are chilled preheat oven to 375 and ball the cookies into the size of a golf ball and place on pan (this may seem big but they turn out smaller than you think). i cook them 10 to 12 minutes. This will vary just cook until a little brown around the edges and a little on the top. do not overcook! They should have a little crust but mostly chewy and gooey and wonderfulness. If you make them let me know what you think!!

7 comments:

  1. you rock my world. i'm gonna try these today hopefully.

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  2. Finally!!! Another food-lover-recipe-poster! I'm going to try these as soon as I have time, maybe I'll go make the dough now. The only problem I see with this recipe is that if dough sits in my fridge, it usually won't make it to the pan, we have a house full of cookie-dough lovers! Thanks!

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  3. Yum Yum! I've been waiting for that recipe for years now, chochi!

    Jaimi

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  4. Yum! I am visiting via Sara, and had to see your recipe. You hit it on the nail. Chill the dough! That is my mistake. I hate when my cookies are flat.
    Thanks for the delicious recipe! :o)
    Have a great weekend.
    Sincerely ~ Tricia

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  5. After making this recipe several times, I have to say, it. is. awesome. Seriously, it's the best chocolate chip recipe i've made. It's super yummy and super easy! Thanks Carrie! :)

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  6. I found your blog a few weeks ago and bookmarked this post! I just made cookies today using this recipe! YUM! I love how fluffy they are! Thanks!

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  7. I just made these yesterday! They are SO yummy. thanks for the tip to chill the dough--that makes all the difference when using butter. Seriously, THE BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES.

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