Earlier today I was looking at a cooking blog (notwithoutsalt.com)and found what is described as the last chocolate chip cookie recipe you'll ever need. I had already decided that I was going to cook or bake today because it's been a while, but I didn't have a recipe in mind. So once I saw the recipe I knew I had to try it. I also made dinner for the girls that was lemon-garlic tilapia, pasta, and asparagus; however, I'm not including those because there wasn't much "cooking" involved. Mostly seasoning. Okay, back to the cookies. They're good. I need to try them tomorrow to see how I truly feel. I think the best time to get the flavor of a cookie (or most baked items) is the next morning when the flavors have had time to settle. So far Sesha likes them a lot and Stalena thinks they're good, but she's not sold that they're the ultimate.
The Last Chocolate Chip Cookie? (from notwithoutsalt.com)
2 sticks butter
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup Turbinado sugar (aka Sugar in the Raw)
1 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 tsp vanilla (I LOVE vanilla so seeing this double amount made me happy.)
3 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 lb chocolate (Use the best quality chocolate you can afford. Cut the chunks roughly 1/2 inch)
Cream the butter and the sugars until light. Scrape down the side of the bowl. Continue mixing while adding the eggs one at a time. Make sure each egg is incorporated before adding the next. Add the vanilla. Combine the flour, soda, and salt in another bowl. With a whisk, stir to combine. With the machine on low, slowly add the flour. Mix until just combined, taking care not to over mix. With a spatula fold in the chocolate. Bake at 360 degrees for 12 minutes.
She said to use chocolate chunks instead of chocolate chips because chips have some wax to help hold their shape. The chunks allow the chocolate to melt into the layers. I bought a giant (14 oz) chocolate bar and cut it up. It was the largest one I found and even though it's a bit shy of the 1 lb suggestion, I think it was plenty of chocolate.
One day I'm going to own a beautiful, lovely, hardworking stand mixer so that my hands don't have to cramp after my little handheld mixer reaches it's max.