Perfect For Any Occasion

14 11 2010

After much badgering, I have finally been convinced to reveal this trade secret.

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

A thick chocolate chip cookie, with a thin crispy outside and a soft, chewy center and chocolate chips that are still melted even after the cookies have cooled.

This recipe has been given the official approval from a large panel (a gang of impatient rowdy children (all under the age of 6), 37 year old cookie connoisseurs, mothers, fathers, and grandmothers).  These cookies have elicited childhood memories, chocolate smeared faces, the burnt finger tips of impatient fans and that collective moment of savouring that burst of sugar, butter, and chocolate flavours in your mouth.

Perfect for any occasion, a kid’s birthday party, a treat for your significant other, impressing a friend/boyfriend/girlfriend’s parents, coffee with your girlfriends, or an indulgent evening of junk food and chick flicks, you WILL make a good impression with these cookies on your side.

2 cups of White Flour

1/2 tsp of Baking Soda

1/2 tsp of Salt

3/4 cups of Melted Butter

1 cup of Brown Sugar

1/2 cup of White Sugar

1 tbsp of Vanilla Extract

1 Egg

1 Egg Yolk

1 – 2 Cups of Chocolate Chips (Ghiradelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips are my favourite)

Mix dry ingredients together (flour, baking soda, salt).  In a separate bowl, blend together brown sugar, white sugar and melted butter with (mixer or by hand).  Blend in the egg, egg yolk and the vanilla extract.  Add the dry ingredients. Once all of the dry ingredients have been folded in, add the chocolate chips.

IMPORTANT – Wrap the dough up in saran wrap and put in the fridge until the dough is hard (min. 1 hour).  Because of the melted butter, if the dough doesn’t harden, the cookies will melt and flatten when baking.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Make 1 – 2 inch dough balls, depending on how large you want your cookies.

Bake on a nonstick baking sheet for 13 – 16 min (depending on how large you made your cookies).  Pretty much just bake them until they start getting brown on top; there’s a lot of give to the recipe.

Let cool for a few minutes and then lay them on a cooling rack.

Try it out and let me know how it goes!

 

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