October 20, 2007

chocolate chip cookies

it's raining out. the kids are going nuts. what do we do? bake cookies! mmm, warm from the oven chocolate chip cookies...

1 cup unsalted butter, room temp
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups chocolate chips

pre-heat oven to 350 degrees, line cookie sheets with parchment or silpat.

in a medium sized bowl sift or whisk together the flour and baking soda, set aside. in the bowl of an electric mixer ,fitted with the paddle attchment, on medium cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, scraping down sides with a rubber spatula as needed. add eggs one at a time, incorporating well. add salt and vanilla. add flour mixture until just combined and then toss in the chocolate chips. do not overmix.

drop dough onto prepared sheets about 2" apart and bake for 8-11 minutes. cool on sheets for one minute and then transfer to wire rack to cool.



Bev and Ollie "O" said...

these looks great, cookies are always a sore point for me, mine are always rubbish!

deb said...

cookies are my favourite thing to bake, and these are super easy and perfect every time. you can also substitue the 2 cups of chocolate chips for 2 cups of cranberries, raisins, sunflower seeds, coconut flakes, toffee bits... you name it!

David said...

For me and my family, we use carob in place of chocolate when possible. At first we were apprehensive about using carob in our recipes, however if you find a good carob, then you really won't miss chocolate too much.
My favorite brand of carob comes from Holy Food Imports.