Monday, March 10, 2008

Comfort Food Mondays - Chocolate Chip Cookies

from Darwin Bell's Flickr Stream

I think it was Sandra Boynton who described the perfect chocolate chip cookie as being "just enough dough to hold the chocolate chips together!" 

And this is what we have here - gooey, rich, over-the-top chocolatey.  Everything a cookie should be.

Alan has been making these for  nearly twenty years now.  One will satisfy all but the biggest chocolate craving.  Two will satisfy a world-class chocoholic.

I've never had more than two in one sitting, but I suspect that after the third one, you might just start to hallucinate...

Ingredients

1c 2 Tbsp flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup butter (at room temperature)

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

3/4 tsp vanilla

1 egg

12 oz. chocolate chips

Method

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream together butter and sugars. Add egg and mix till it's light and fluffy.  Add vanilla.

Mix together flour, soda, salt and chocolate chips.

Add dry ingredients to wet.  Mix until just blended.

Using an ice-cream scoop (or a tablespoon) drop onto a greased or parchment paper-lined cookie tray.

Bake for 8 - 10 minutes.  Cookies should be a little crispy around the edges but not quite solid in the middle.

Cool on the trays for a few minutes and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Store in an air-tight container.  They also freeze well.

Enjoy!

3 comments:

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

This is crazy...with a glass of milk, I don't know if I could stick to 2 cookies.

Erin S. said...

yum! the only way i could stick to two would be locking up the rest.

Pannifer's said...

Obviously, I'm out of my league...