Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Chocolate Chipness

Not only did I bake cupcakes yesterday, but I tried out a new chocolate chip cookie recipe as well. Now I've been making the same chocolate chip cookie recipe for as long as I can remember..I've never felt the need to try out a new recipe because, frankly, I love my chocolate chip cookies. Over the past few years I've changed the recipe up enough that I've gotten the cookies to be deliciously chewy and contain just the right amount of sweetness. However, over the past couple weeks I've been given a couple different chocolate chip cookie recipes, and have done some internet searching on my own, so I figured, what the heck, I 'd try out a new recipe.

I can't say that I was overly pleased with how the cookies turned out. They definitely were not sweet enough for me, were more on the crunchy side, and the dough was a little oily, so the chips didn't mix in very well. I also found it interesting that you mix up the dough all by hand...I'm used to using a Cuisinart mixer, (can't wait to have a green one of my own someday!) so that was bit different.

I did, however, add in some butterscotch chips, which made the cookies look very fall-ish..while these cookies definitely will not be replacing my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe any time soon, they did still taste good, just not over-the-top amazing :-)

Here's the recipe (from

1-1/2 stick of butter
1 cup of brown sugar packed
1/2 cup of white sugar
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 cups + 2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips (or more)

Preheat oven to 325 F.

Melt the butter in a medium sized bowl. Let the butter cool a little before adding the sugar. Add sugar, mix well. Add eggs one at a time, then vanilla. Add the flour, salt, and soda together. Fold into mixture to incorporate. Add chips.

Place tablespoon sized scoops of dough on a non-stick cookie sheet. Bake for 10-14 minutes (however, always start with less don't want to overbake your cookies, and all ovens are different)

The original recipe says it makes 16 large cookies, however, I got over 20 large cookies when I made it.

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