Thursday, September 2, 2010
Puuuurfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
I can not take credit for this recipe. However, I can attest to the fact that they are perfect. They are tender, flavorful and shiny. I know, shiny! Who knew cookies could be shiny?
My sister shared this recipe with me. She got it from some friends of hers, Jamie, Jackie and Sally. Jackie and Jamie are sisters and Sally is their mom. They all live together with Jackie's husband and kids in a beautiful house right off of Monore Street. For the Madison peeps who read this, you know what a wonderful neighborhood that is. So, we know they live in a beautiful spot, they are family oriented, and that they bake. Well, not only do they bake...They are better than any pro-baker I know. They are the Queen Midas' of baked goods. Seriously, their goodies would make a wheat allergy worth tolerating. I can only hope to be as good as them one day.
On to the recipe! Another reason I love this recipe is because you only need one bowl.
1-1/2 stick of butter
1 cup of brown sugar packed
1/2 cup of white sugar
1 large egg
1 egg yoke
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 cups + 2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips (or if you are like me, 1.5 cups)
Preheat oven to 325 F.
Melt the butter in a medium sized pot. (You can mix the ingredients right in the pot) Let it cool a bit before you start adding the sugar. Add sugar, mix well. Add eggs one at a time, then vanilla. Add flour salt and soda together. Fold into mixture to incorporate. Add chips.
Place large tablespoon sized mounds of dough on baking sheet. This recipe makes 16 large cookies. Whenever I make it it only makes about 14 or 15. I wonder why? ;)
Bake for 16 minutes. Cool slightly and enjoy!