Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ultimate Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are the best chocolate chip cookies you will ever bake and eat. I spend years perfecting this recipe. Chocolate chip cookies are a personal thing. Everyone has a different style cookie that they like. I have a friend named Robin who is on a constant mission to find the best chocolate chip cookie. I think the perfect cookie should have the following requirements:  They must be chewy crunchy soft fudgy and gooey. Well, i have nailed it and I hope these would make Robin proud! The secret is the 1/2 cup of sugar added at the end to create a crust that caramelizes in the oven. They are so so so yummy. 

Ande's Ultimate Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 sticks unsalted butter softened 
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs 
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2.5 cups flour 
1 tsp salt 
1tsp baking soda 
1 tsp baking powder 
1/2 cup white sugar 
1 bag of high quality semi sweet chocolate chips (I like ghiradeli)

Preheat oven to 350. line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat. In a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and eggs one at at time scraping down the bowl between each.  

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl except the white sugar- that gets added at the very end. Add the dry ingredients to the butter egg mixture all at once. Then add the chocolate chips. THEN add the white sugar. Form the dough into balls ( i use a scoop so they are all the same size) and refrigerate for half hour or more. Space the balls about 3 inches apart on the baking sheet and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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