Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mike’s the cook around here.  I have a few mainstay dishes I’ve repeated over and over through the years but I mostly stick to baking.  I love chocolate chip cookies.  It’s more than just a love, it’s  a  ritual I’ve had for most of my life.  Most afternoons I eat a fresh baked chocolate chip cookie. Yeah, you heard me, E-V-E-R-Y day I have at least one chocolate chip cookie.  Close your mouth now, you’re going to catch flies.

The BEST chocolate chip cookie EV-er!

When I went gluten-free for a month the first thing I did was find a recipe for gluten-free chocolate chip cookies.  They didn’t taste bad…they just gave us both a stomach ache.  I’m not posting about that today but just so you know I am still searching.

The gluten-FULL recipe I make now is what I consider by far the best recipe ever.  I originally came across it on The Joy of Caking’s blog  where she got the recipe from How Sweet It Is who got it from My Baking Addiction.  WHEW!  I changed the recipe too to meet my needs.  I prefer a slightly salty cookie so I use salted butter rather than unsalted.  I also do a mix of dark chocolate chips with semi-sweet.

This recipe has gotten a lot of use over the last few months

Here’s my version:

Ingredients:

1 c cold  cubed salted butter

1 c granulated sugar

1 c light brown sugar

2 medium eggs

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

2 3/4 c all purpose flour

1 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 c dark chocolate chips

Directions:

Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees

1.  In a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle, cream together butter and sugars until well blended and fluffy.  I put the Kitchen Aid mixer on level 4 for 3 minutes.

2.  Add eggs, one at a time, and mix in the vanilla until incorporated.  I do this step on level 4 for 1 minute.

3.  In a separate bowl add flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and stir until just combined.

4.  Add dry ingredients slowly into the wet ones.  Level 4 for about 45 seconds.

5. Gently fold in chocolate chips by hand.

5.  Weigh out balls of dough to 2 oz balls.

7.  Place in preheated oven for about 15 minutes depending on how gooey you like them.  They can go brown fast so watch them to see how long your oven takes to cook these babies.

8.  If you don’t eat them right away put them in a plastic bag.  They can get hard after about a day or two. Typically I make the dough, put it in an old yogurt container and put it in the refrigerator.  I like fresh baked cookies so I make bake small batches throughout the week.  Scandalous, I know!

Pistol and Dumpling eating CC cookies

Pistol and Dumpling love them!

Disclaimer:  We live  at over 7000 feet above sea level.  Often our recipes are tweeked to accommodate this.  It’s like living in a left hander’s world, people!

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10 Comments

  1. Posted September 5, 2011 at 1:26 am | Permalink

    I love your new site!!!!! It is awesome. I’m about to subscribe. Thanks for the mention too. I can use all the help I can get these days :)

    • Posted September 5, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

      Keep it up- I love your blog!

    • Posted September 7, 2011 at 11:58 am | Permalink

      You get all the credit I can muster’!  After so many years of making a sub-par cookie and you were the ‘link’ to get me to new heights!

    • Posted September 7, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

      I have to thank you too.  For years Molly would just use the pre-made nestle’s toll house dough.  They were just barely edible.  A couple of years of either too flat or too cakey cookies followed.  Now we get a perfect cookie every time.  Life is so much better…

  2. Noelle
    Posted September 11, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    Okay, Faith and I are going to make your “famous” cookies right now! Wish us luck. :-)

  3. Posted September 14, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Kris! We’ve been having so much fun putting this all together.

  4. Queen of Savings
    Posted March 28, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    Stopping by from the Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways Wednesday Blog
    Hop! http://queenofsavings.com

  5. Posted March 29, 2012 at 5:24 am | Permalink

    They look delicious!

  6. JD
    Posted June 13, 2014 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    I just moved to flagstaff from Michigan, only about a 6000 ft elevation difference! My cookies were flat and crispy and I had no idea why. Didn’t even occur to me that this was high altitude and had to be adjusted for! Very excited to try your recipe. Thanks so much!
    -JD

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