Wednesday, October 13, 2010

After School Happiness

There are many things I can resist. However, with all the time I've spent on the no-carb train, I have NEVER found a substitute for a legitimately good chocolate chip cookie. NEVER. Every Mom (and Dad) should have in their possession a killer chocolate chip cookie recipe. One that doesn't involve a tub or tube of dough.

How can you not have a good day with a good chocolate chip cookie? There are many schools of thought on what constitutes a good one, in our world, it's a big, soft and chewy cookie. Below is the recipe for happiness for all ages. Let the kids help you make them on the weekend or surprise them with a warm cookie after school. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups chocolate chips ( I use 1 cup semi sweet and 1 cup milk)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper (best invention ever).

Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt.

In a medium bowl, cream together melted butter and sugars. Beat in vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in sifted ingredients until just mixed. Add chocolate chips with spoon.

Use large table spoon and scoop dough onto cookie sheets a couple of inches apart. Bake for 14 minutes and let cool a couple minutes on sheet before removing and cooling completely on wire rack.

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