Saturday, October 8, 2011

Big, Fat, Chewey Chocolate Chip Cookies

I found this recipe on back in March but it disappeared from there so I stole it and blatantly plagiarized it here. This is currently my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe... not that I have tried cooking that many different ones. I made a full batch of cookie dough for these last night but set about 2/3 of the cookie dough aside. Cookie dough should freeze, right? Guess I find out.

Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted and slightly cooled

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 egg

1 egg yolk

1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.

Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven or until the edges are slightly golden. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. Makes approximately 12-14 very large cookies.