I hate baking cookies.
Usually the recipes I get are never quite right, the cookies end up hard after two days and they just never bake right for me!
But I have come up with a recipe that I doctored to fit my baking needs. A simple GREAT recipe that makes amazingly awesome cookies.
I have found myself addicted to the show Sweet Genius. Not only because Ron Ben-Israel is a mad scientist of a baker, but the mandatory ingredients are just crazy! Cheese curls, durian, ostrich eggs, jaw breakers? Love it.
But, I hate that he's so prejudiced against the "childish" desserts! What's wrong with a little whimsy every now and then? A little childhood nostalgia!?
WHERE HAS THE FUN GONE?!
*ahem* Now that I'm done being dramatic...
Here is simply the most amazing chocolate chip cookie recipe, so that we may all be a little childish at times :]
4 cup All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 sticks butter-- melted
2 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated white sugar (or better known as plain old sugar)
2 TBS vanilla extract
2 whole egg
2 egg yolk
1 12oz bag of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees
Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl-- set aside
Cream together melted butter, brown sugar, and white sugar
beat in vanilla, eggs, and yolks until light and creamy
slowly add the dry mix, beating on a low speed.
fold in chocolate chips.
**Grease cookie sheets.
Roll dough in 1in balls and place on cookie sheet at least 1/2 inch apart.
Bake about 15-17 mins
This makes a TON of cookies.. Like, close to 5 dozen. So if you don't want that many, cut it in half. (but lets be honest, who doesn't love having a ton of cookies on hand?)
The egg YOLK is extremely important in this recipe. It makes the cookies super chewy and rich, please be sure you add just the yolks where it calls for it.
If you're like me and you want super chewy soft cookies, take the cookies out about 2 mins early. They'll continue to bake while they're out of the oven.
Best way to store them so they don't get hard? Zip-loc baggies. Be sure they are totally sealed and your cookies will stay soft and chewy for a week or so.
Mini chips are the best for this recipe! You get chocolate chips in every bite, but DO NOT beat them into your batter. Get a big wooden spoon or a spatula and fold them in. This will make the cookies nice and fat and insures that you get chocolate in every bite!
Hope you love my recipe as much as we did here! And I hope the notes help you on your cookie endeavors!