Sunday, January 10, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is the best recipe for chocolate chip cookies there is. We've made them several times since discovering the recipe last summer, and enjoyed them every time! We found and adapted it from Smitten Kitchen.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 325F (165C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.

2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended.

3. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended.

4. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.

5. Bake cookies for 15 to 17 minutes or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes.

6. Sprinkle a dash of salt over each cookie, then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely, or serve warm for an extra special treat.

7. See how long they last!

The sprinkling of salt may seem a little odd, but these cookies have a lot of sugar in them, and we found that the salt added a beautiful little zing. We also tried once to substitute a banana for the eggs, and found it quite scrumptious too. Enjoy!


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