Friday, July 27, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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My family has always only used one homemade chocolate chip cookie recipe, and I've never been that fond of the crisp, dry cookies it produced. After months of searching for a better, chewing recipe, I have finally found the perfect chocolate chip cookies! Chewy, thick, and completely delicious, these cookies are sure to be a hit!

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies


2 1/8 cups bleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
12 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks), melted and cooled slightly
1 cup brown sugar (light or dark)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-2 cups chocolate chips or chunks (semi or bittersweet)


1. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Adjust oven racks to upper- and lower-middle positions. Mix flour, salt, and baking soda together in medium bowl; set aside.

2. Either by hand or with electric mixer, mix butter and sugars until thoroughly blended. Mix in egg, yolk, and vanilla. Add dry ingredients; mix until just combined. Stir in chips. Dough will be darker than what most chocolate chip recipes produce.

3. Form scant 1/4 cup dough into ball.

*The following step is OPTIONAL. It just makes the cookies look nicer.*
Holding dough ball using fingertips of both hands, pull into two equal halves. Rotate halves ninety degrees and, with jagged surfaces exposed, join halves together at their base, again forming a single cookie, being careful not to smooth dough’s uneven surface.

4. Place formed dough onto one of two parchment paper-lined 20-by-14-inch lipless cookie sheets, about nine dough balls per sheet. Smaller cookie sheets can be used, but fewer cookies can be baked at one time and baking time may need to be adjusted.

5. Bake, reversing cookie sheets’ positions halfway through baking, until cookies are light golden brown and outer edges start to harden yet centers are still soft and puffy, 15 to 18 minutes (start checking at 13 minutes). Cool cookies on cookie sheets. Serve or store in airtight container.


Recipe courtesy of America's Test Kitchen.

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