Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Fat & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies


Tonight I was asked to help bake some chocolate chip cookies. This is a recipe that my friend found somewhere on the interwebs.  The goal was to make some cookies and enjoy a few of them while watching the very first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  While we didn't quite get to Buffy, the cookies were made and quite enjoyable.




  • Ingredients

  • 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
Original Recipe Yield 1 1/2 dozen

Directions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.

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. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.

Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.



Final Thoughts:

This recipe is quite good, although to be honest I feel its a little on the sweet side for me.  We didn't have semi-sweet chocolate chips and used milk chocolate instead which might be part of it. Also the recipe called for quite a lot of chocolate chips...perhaps a few too many. One idea would be to maybe cut the chips down a bit, perhaps between 1 cup and 1- 1/4 cups and add in some walnuts instead. Overall the cookies are very chewy and taste great but I think if i were to make them again I'd find a way to cut down the sweetness a bit. 

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