Thursday, August 25, 2011
Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
All of us have a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe under our sleeve, but sometimes you have new recipes coming up over and over saying "this is the best cookie I've ever had/made", and since I am a very curious person, guess what?!?!?! I did try this new recipe and felt right in love with it... simple, scrumptious, delicious...oh, and I forgot to mention... over sized chocolate pleasure!
2 cups plus 2 Tbspn unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 tspn. baking soda
1/2 tspn. salt
12 Tbspn. melted butter, cooled (1 1/2 sticks)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
2 tspn. vanilla extract
1 1/2 chocolate chips (I used chocolate chunks)
Adjust the oven racks to the upper and lower middle positions and heat the oven to 325 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
Whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl; set aside.
Either by hand or with an electric mixer, mix the butter and sugars until thoroughly blended. Beat in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla until combined. Add the dry ingredients and beat at low speed just until combined. Stir in the chips to taste.
Roll a scant 1/2 (half) cup of the dough into a ball. Hold the dough ball with the fingertips of both hands and pull into 2 equal halves. Rotate the halves 90 degrees and, with jagged surfaces facing up, join the halves together at their base, again forming a single ball, being careful not to smooth the dough's uneven surface. Place the formed dough balls on the prepared baking sheets, jagged surface up, spacing them 2 1/2 inches apart.
Bake until the cookies are light golden brown and the outer edges start to harden yet the centers are still soft and puffy, 15 to 18 minutes, rotating the baking sheets front to back and top to bottom halfway through the baking time.
Cool the cookies on the sheets. Remove the cooled cookies from the baking sheets with a wide metal spatula.
Grab a glass of cold milk and enjoy!
Source: Recipe Courtesy of Baking Illustrated - slightly adapted