Monday, August 20, 2012

Sweet and chewy in all the right places {RECIPE}

I LOVE baking! 
I do not, however, love baking chocolate chip cookies!
 I have never had a chocolate chip cookie I could not stop eating. In fact I've never had a chocolate chip cookie I really cared to finish (that didn't change the fact that I would finish it though).
 When I was little I used to ask my mom to make me chocolate chip cookies without the chocolate chips, that's how little I cared for this particular dessert.

 I have always enjoyed the dough much, much more than the baked counterpart. For this reason I have never really baked CC cookies often. I've never been the one to take them to the neighbors. I preferred sharing things like salted caramel cupcakes (my very favorite!) and cheesecake. That was until about three weeks ago. My good friend, and old next door neighbor Niki, and her daughter came to visit us at our new house. She is an amazing woodworker and I had a list a mile long of things I needed help with as I am NOT an amazing woodworker. While she was here slaving away for me, she shared this amazing recipe. 



I made it that night and I haven't stopped baking them since. I honestly have gone through one 10 pound bag of flour and five pounds of butter.  These cookies are what chocolate chip cookies were supposed to taste like.

 They are supper soft and chewy. They bake into perfect circles every time. Right out of the oven the edges have a nice little crisp to them and after a few minutes "they have the consistency of butter" as my brother said on his last trip here. Stop reading this now and go bake them! I can't think of a night better than these beauties fresh out of the oven, working on a new quilt, and a great episode of Downton Abby. I'm hooked on all three!! 



First let me introduce you to one of my favorite kitchen tools...


This little baby is my pride and joy.  It seriously makes mixing with my Kitchenaid a riot! It scrapes the edges as it mixes and it is incredible...Ok on with the recipe!

What you'll need: 
3/4 c. unsalted butter, softened 
3/4 c. brown sugar 
1/4 c. granulated sugar 
1 egg 
2 tsp. vanilla extract 
2 c. all purpose flour 
2 tsp. cornstarch 
1 tsp. baking soda 
1/2 tsp. salt 
1 c. milk chocolate chips

First, beat the heck out of the butter and sugar. This is what is meant when normal recipes say cream. This step should take 5-7 minutes on the highest mixer speed your little mixer can handle. The sugar crystals cut into the butter creating air pockets and this is part of the amazing finished product (that and the genius idea of cornstarch-honestly try it)!


After butter mixture is nice and fluffy, add egg and vanilla, then mix again.
Add all remaining ingredients and mix together. Then taste some and scoop onto cookie sheets (using my other favorite kitchen tool!)


Bake @ 350 degrees F. 8-10 min. (In my oven it takes exactly 10 min. Do not bake longer than 10 min. The cookies may look fluffy and underdone, but don't do it!



Let cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes then move to cooling racks to finish cooling.



Now just poor a nice glass of milk and ENJOY!! Oh and let me know when you try them. I'd love to hear that I'm not the only one addicted to these delicious bites!

12 comments:

  1. YUM Kristy!! These look amazing, i'm going to have to give them a try! Your post is beautiful by the way!
    xoxo

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  2. P.S. that is NOT me as your most recent follower, because I've been following your blog forever already haven't I?? Well I sure thought so! haha

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  3. That is amazing! I'll have to try them. I ALSO (strange, I know) used to beg my mom to make the cookies sans chocolate chips! And the pampered chef cookie scoop? I seriously can't make cookies without it.

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  4. I found this recipe a couple of weeks ago, and it's my favorite chocolate chip recipe to date. I don't think that I ever go looking for another. Love, Love, Love, this one!!!

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  5. Just made these and fell in love! By far my favorite chocolate chip cookie! Thanks for sharing Kristy!

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  6. Kristy, hello! I too made this the night after I saw your post. They were pretty good but maybe I didn't mix enough once the flour was in. I will try again though :) thanks for sharing!!

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  7. Well, I LOVE, LOVE chocolate chip cookies and think you are slightly crazy for ever not enjoying one ;) and these look so delicious I may have to try a batch tonight!

    Also, you take gorgeous photos! What type of camera do you use?

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    1. I hope you try them. You won't be dissapointed! Thanks so much for the photography compliment. I really do love doing it. I use a Nikon D7000, but honestly no matter what camera you use learning how to use it in Manuel mode is my best piece of advice.

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  8. i am printing out the recipe and am going to make them right now!

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  9. Nicke let me know what you think! Honestly I've got to stop making them!

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  10. I came across your recipe from someone who blogged about it (I can't remember who it was though) but I'm glad I wrote your name down to thank you for this recipe...delicious! It looks just like the refrigerated cookie dough - baked. Thank your neighbor also!

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  11. I came across your recipe from someone who blogged about it (I can't remember who it was though) but I'm glad I wrote your name down to thank you for this recipe...delicious! It looks just like the refrigerated cookie dough - baked. Thank your neighbor also!

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