Wednesday, February 13, 2008

My version of the Ultimate Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie...

My Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

( I honestly would compare the taste of these to Mrs. Fields – I am shocked that I am saying this, but it’s the first thing that came to my mind when I bit into them) ~CMM ☺

These cookies have a unique taste, they slightly stand raised, and are rich but not overly sweet. The two brown sugars add a crunch and carmelization flavor blend to the cookies too. I hope you enjoy ☺!

2 ¼ c. all-purpose flour 1 c. unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp baking soda ½ c. dark brown sugar, packed
½ tsp salt 1 ½ c. brown sugar, packed
1tsp sugar 2 large eggs
½ tsp baking powder 2 c. Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ tsp yeast

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Measure out flour and leave in the measuring cup. In a little custard dish or very small prep bowl mix the next 5 ingredients and set aside both. Cream the butter and sugars together on low and then increase spread for about 1-2 minutes. Add both eggs and mix well. Pour ½ the flour and ½ the mini prep bowl mixture into creamed mixture and blend on low and then increase speed. When well blended add the balance of the flour and dry mix and again blend slow and then speed up, blending about 3 minutes until well incorporated.
Hand mix in the chocolate chips. If your family loves nuts then hand mix in 1c. chopped walnuts, peanuts, or pecans at this point. Drop by kiddie ice cream scoop sized balls – you can eye it – onto cookie sheet, about 6 per large cookie sheet. No spray or butter needed in baking pan. I prefer to use parchment paper on my cookie sheets – it seems to create an even cookie temperature and makes for easy clean up too. Bake for 13-15 minutes. Makes about 18 large, thick, rich, and delicious cookies. Ovens and taste preferences vary so cooking times may vary as well. They should appear light golden brown. The perfect snack for the office on Friday, Valentine’s Day, or just as a special treat. Nothing says “I love you,” like a nice fresh baked chocolate chip cookie to the kids, spouse, or parents! Enjoy ☺! Make someone special in your life a batch today! (easily convert these into delicious ice cream sandwiches too!

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