Is there anyone who does not like chocolate chip cookies?
Dear One loves chocolate chip cookies. However! They need to be soft. Crisp is not good. Hard is not good. Chewy is just barely good. Soft is really good. I found a new recipe at I Am Baker.
This is the way I made them:
In a stand mixer mixing bowl I combined:
1 cup soft butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Beat these ingredients until they are soft and creamy....probably 2-3 minutes. Scrape down the side of the bowl every minute or so.
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Whip again until very smooth.
In a large bowl mix together:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
When these are well combined and you are sure you have no lumps of baking soda left in the flour, add in:
2 cups chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet.)
Mix well with a wooden spoon then stir into the "wet ingredients". Don't overwork the batter.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Using a portion scoop, scoop out batter and place 12 blobs on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Lightly press down the tops of the cookie mounds then bake for 10-12 minutes. You may need slightly longer. You only want to cook these cookies until they are barely lightly browned around the bottoms of the cookies on the parchment paper.
Remove from oven and let cool five minutes then remove from baking sheet and let cool completely. If you can. Well, YOU can but if there is anyone else in the house when you take these out of the oven it may be impossible to let them cool completely.
NOTE: If you go to the website above, you will see that I did not make these cookies exactly as Amanda, the lady at I Am Baker, makes them. Dear One LOVED these cookies. Tonight I was speaking with our daughter on the telephone and noticed Dear One going to the refrigerator for a glass of cold milk to go with some cookies he had in his hand. I told our daughter that he had found the cookies in the freezer. He said there was a problem: there were very few cookies left in the freezer.... He does not know that I took half of the cookie dough and wrapped it into a log on plastic wrap then covered it with foil and froze it so I can make cookies at some later time. That time may be coming sooner rather than later.
This batch of dough makes about 4 dozen cookies, I think. Based on baking 24 cookies at the time I made the dough and putting half the dough in the freezer. These were LARGE cookies. You might want to be more reasonable in sizing your cookies.