Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I found this recipe at SavorySweetLife!. I make a few slight changes because its what I had a on hand!

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes approx. 45-48 cookies using a sm-med 2tbl. cookie scoop

1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar *I used 1/4 cup of splenda (because that's what I had)
1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups (12 oz) all-purpose flour *It said to weigh the flour. I did not and my cookies still turned out amazing*
1 tsp. smallish-medium coarse sea salt * I used regular table salt and it worked GREAT!*
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips *1 whole 12oz bag works great*


1.Preheat oven to 360 degrees.
2.Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar until it is nice and fluffy (Took me about 5 mins).

3.Add both eggs and vanilla and beat for an additional 2 minutes.

4.Mix together baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour. Add to sugar and egg mixture by the 1/2 cups, Until all is incorporated. *I use a spatula starting at this step*

5.Finally add chocolate chips until well distributed. The cookie batter should be somewhat thick.

6.Drop about 2 tablespoons of dough or use a medium cookie scoop and plop the batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges are nice and golden brown. Remove from heat and allow the cookies to stay on the cookie sheet for an additional 2 minutes. Remove and let cool. *I used a greased stone so I did not use the parchment paper*

***I only cooked 6 cookies. So I rolled the rest in a log. Covered in plastic wrap and froze it. Now I cut what I want and cook when I want. Works out great.***