Sunday, December 25, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I don't have much to say about this one. Eating a homemade chocolate chip cookie right after it comes out of the oven is pretty sweet.

I made these for my friend Jen and I one Sunday when we were hanging around. They are my best batch yet :)

What you will need:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 12 oz (2 cups) of chocolate chips or chunks
  • Sea Salt

Preheat the oven to 375° F.

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl and set aside.

In an electric mixer (if you have one, otherwise just use a bowl) beat the softened butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until it is creamy.

Add the eggs one at a time and mix until incorporated.

In small batches beat in the flour mixture.

Stir the in the chocolate chips and drop approx. 1 tablespoon "balls" of dough on an ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle each cookie with a tiny bit of cracked sea salt. 
   **It sounds crazy but it changes the whole taste of the cookie for the better and brings out all of the flavors.

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes until the cookies are golden brown. 

Cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.

Yum. Yum. YUM.

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