Saturday, June 21, 2008

Matt's Favorite Cookies

My fiance Matt loves chocolate chip cookies. It took me forever to find/modify the perfect cookie recipe to meet his standards. This is actually a half recipe, so it obviously could be doubled. He absolutely devours these cookies!

Chocochip Cookies

Yield: 15 cookies

1. Set out a stick of unsalted butter to soften ahead of time. In a pinch you can microwave the stick very quickly (like 10 seconds) to soften it. But if you melt it, the consistency of the cookies will change.

2. Preheat the oven to 350.

3. In a large mixing bowl, with a hand/stand mixer cream together the following:

  • 1 stick softened (1/2 cup) UNSALTED butter (not margarine)

  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar

  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons real vanilla extract (don't mess with that imitation crap)

4. In a small bowl, sift/mix together the following:

  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 3/8 teaspoon salt (I prefer kosher for baking)

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

5. Slowly beat the dry ingredients into the wet.

6. Stir in about 9 ounces (3/4 of a bag) chocolate chips. I like to mix half semi sweet and half milk chocolate. I think it really 'makes' the cookie.

7. Scoop dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Make sure there is about 2 inches between each ball.

8. Bake for approximately 9 minutes, depending on how you like your cookies. Matt prefers his cookies on the (super) soft side. Cookies are done when the edges are lightly browned and still appear moist in the middle.

9. Take pans out and let cookies cool on the pan for 2-3 minutes. Then remove the cookies to a cooling rack, countertop, wax paper, whatever to cool completely... or at least until they are cool enough to devour with a big glass of milk! Enjoy!

1 comment:

Mom said...

Dude! Gotta get Dad to learn to make these. I knew you'd some day write a book, but I NEVER thought it'd be a COOK book!