Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies

_MG_2708_Seattle_2011_Food.jpgNot to toot my own horn or boast, but I make the best chocolate chip cookies in the whole world. It's true. Sorry if you think yours are better than mine, but they aren't. I'm just sayin'. My cookies have a little crunch on the outside, but once you take a bite, they're soft and chewy on the inside. See? That's what makes them the best.
_MG_2709_Seattle_2011_Food.jpgChocolate chip cookies are a staple in our home. There is a hardly a day that goes by that there aren't cookies in the house. Jared's been known to come home late at night, not having had dinner, and pop a few in his mouth for his dinner. In our house, I don't give the kids snacks because I don't want them to spoil their dinner, but cookies, those aren't snacks. Okay, maybe they're like a snack. In that case, my kids do get snacks, but they get the same snack everyday, and they aren't sick of it.
_MG_2710_Seattle_2011_Food.jpgSince, I know you're dying to make the best chocolate chip cookies in the world I thought I'd share the recipe with you. Now, if you make them and they don't turn out like this, I don't know what to tell you. Maybe I just have the magic touch and you don't. I'm just sayin'. :) Good luck and let me know how it goes.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 sticks butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 heaping teaspoon baking powder
2 1/2-3 cups flour (approximate: dough should pull away from your mixing bowl.)
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add eggs. Mix well after each egg is added, scraping down the bowl if needed. Add vanilla. Mix until well incorporated. Next add salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix until just added. Next add flour a little bit at a time. Mix well. Dough should be stiff and not too mushy. Keep adding flour until the dough sticks to the beater and pulls away from the bowl. Drop 2 inch balls on to a cookie sheet. Bake for about 12 minutes or until the tops are light brown. Cool on a baking racks and enjoy!



Adriane said...

What do I have to do to get a care package of these? Because if it's anything between stubbing my toe or getting dumped at the altar, I've done it all. Just, you know, makin' sure you know I'm legit.

Linda said...

It's about time that you posted these cookies! I know how good they are, and I'm copying down this recipe right now!!!

Lauren said...

Those look awesome. Thanks for the recipe.

Also, it made me wonder how much milk you go through on a day with cookies. Seriously.

Katie Fiene said...

Oh how I miss those cookies.

Colleen said...

Okay, this is awesome. I have made like a million versions of CCCookies, and they are never perfect. I can't wait to try this one tomorrow. Thanks Jan!

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

Why do you want to do this to me, Jan? I am in a hotel room for 2 months with no kitchen. *sigh* I am super tired of eating out and I sorely miss my kitchen. Those cookies look SO GOOD. I am jealous!

Lisa B said...

Maggie made these cookies last week and they really are the best chocolate chip cookies. Way better than Betty Crocker!

JAN said...