Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I finally tried the Joy of Baking recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies, click here for the original recipe. I did adapt the recipe, because I always like to add in extra vanilla and I don't always follow directions.  I wanted to see how these cookies compared to my classic chocolate chip cookies recipe.  In comparison, the classic chocolate chip cookies are thin and more crisp than these chocolate chip cookies from Joy of Baking.  These chocolate chip cookies were soft and chewy.  I brought these into work recently and they were a hit!  

Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups chocolate chips, semisweet


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In the bowl of your stand mixer, add butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar.  Beat until creamy and fluffy.

Beat in eggs, one at a time.

Add vanilla.

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. 

Slowly add in dry ingredients to egg mixture (about ½ cup at a time). 

Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop cookie dough by tablespoon onto baking sheets. 

Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.

Cool cookies completely on wire racks.

Makes about 40 cookies.