Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Chocolate Chip Cookies!
I've made this recipe before. But not since I started my blog :-) So I had to make them again so I could post about them. So that will be my reason for baking them tonight. Anyway, I heard about this recipe on the nest on the What's Cooking message board. Everyone raves about them and the first time I made them, I was less than impressed. They just didn't knock my socks off the way I had hoped they would. But I gave them another shot a few weeks ago and I'm glad I did. I'm not sure what I did differently. Maybe it was when I put them in an airtight container with a loaf of bread. Yeah, that was probably it. Well, tonight I tried another trick I learned from my friend Amber (of Amber's Delectable Delights) She said that I should chill the dough in the fridge before baking. Just for a little while. So I did that and they were perfect right out of the oven. I also made sure I didn't overbake them. I have a tendency to do that sometimes. So here's the infamous BFCCC recipe (from allrecipes)
Best Big Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 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. *Note: I did not make them this big. I dropped them by rounded tablespoonfuls.
Bake for 15 to 17 minutes (mine were perfect after 15 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.