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Friday, February 11, 2011

Really Good Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made these Chocolate Chip cookies today and they are the very best ever...they actually looked better than any other cookie I have ever made.  I only had medium sized eggs and the batter turned out dry so I added an additional egg and that did that trick.  The picture has 3 tiny cookies at the top left and those are the ones I made first...without the extra egg...They were so dry I could pick up the batter and roll it into a ball...then I added the extra egg and they were still stiff enough to handle with your hands but came out better.

2 cups plus 2 tbl flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 sticks (12 tbl) butter, melted & cooled until warm
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg plus 1 yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Combine the dry ingredients. Set aside. Cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolk and the egg. Mix well. Add the vanilla. Incorporate the flour mixture. Add the Chocolate chips. Put big scoops onto a cookie sheet. Space a couple inches apart. Bake for 10-14 minutes (in my oven, I baked them 14 minutes). Don't overbake! They will appear underdone, but they aren't. They are working their magic to become chewy. Cool for a few minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.

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