Friday, January 15, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I use capitals in the the wrong places and it is very freeing.

For example, any time you ever see me speak of a Chocolate Chip Cookie, the word will receive the proper place of honor by being Capitalized.

One of the things I wanted to do when I got married was perfect the perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie. I've done it. Come on in a little closer and I'll share my secrets.

  • The butter must soften at room temperature (don't disrespect the butter by throwing it in the microwave...Paula would not have it and neither will I)

  • Use your Kitchen Aid to cream the Butter, Sugar, Eggs and Vanilla if you like BUT hand mix in the flour mixture. It creates a higher cookie with nice texture. Big Texas Cookie if you will.

  • My favorite recipe is the one right on the back of the bag of Nestle' Tollhouse Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

  • Preheat your oven. This is important.

  • Chill your dough at least 30 minutes before baking.

  • Let them cook for 9 minutes, take them out and let them hang out on the pan for at least 5 minutes.

  • My cookies taste the best the next morning after I left them sitting right there on my baking stone overnight.

2 1/4 c flour

1 t baking soda

1 t salt

3/4 c granulated sugar

3/4 c brown sugar

2 sticks butter, softened

1 t vanilla

2 eggs

1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips

In a small bowl, mix flour, salt and soda. In another bowl cream butter, sugars, and vanilla. Add in eggs 1 at a time. Stir dry mixture into creamed mixture. Fold in chocolate chips. Chill batter at least 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 and bake 9-11 minutes.


Bugs and Sunshine said...

Wow, How can you really be reading this post??? It hasn't even been posted yet. Or has it?

Susan said...

I was just getting ready to say that I didn't know you had the time to make cookies on this coming Friday:)

I love toll house cookies. But I use butter flavored crisco instead. Seems to prevent them from flattening and I love the flavor. Those in your picture look super yummy!

Betty said...

Matt was just saying 'Are those cookies I smell?" It was brownies last night, but I think this weekend I'll try your tips. I never knew why sometimes mine are good and sometimes they flop using the same recipe. Thanks. Betty

The Merediths said...

I will have to make chocolate chip cookies now just to use your tips. Thanks! Except I ate all my ghiradelli chips and will have to go buy more.

Nic said...

Awww...Chocolate cookies! I think I can smell them from here =)

Anonymous said...

What great looking cookies! However, I have a great idea how I can give those a try! Since I can't seem to find my kitchen lately, why don't you bake a batch and give me a call to come by and see your new house??? I love the way it looks on your blog, and I love your blog.
Is coffee served with those cookies?

Bugs and Sunshine said...

Barbara! I'll make you cookies anytime! I'd love for you to come by to see the house anytime!!