* This recipe is nut and peanut-free. *
I love chocolate chip cookies. I mean, I freaking love them.
Maybe it’s the gooey chocolate, or the subtle saltiness. I’m not sure what it is, but if I’m going to have a chocolate chip cookie, it better be a CHEWY and DELICIOUS chocolate chip cookie.
I also want them to look visually appealing. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had a good-tasting cookie that looked terrible or a great-looking cookie that left a lot to be desired in the taste department. I guess I’m a little bit of a snob when it comes to these delicacies.
My goal was to come up with a recipe that satisfied my textural, oral, and visual requirements. Here’s my take on the best chewy chocolate chip cookie. Let me know what you think!
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 large farm fresh egg (It doesn’t have to be from the farm, but since we’re a farm we use what we got.) 🙂
2 Tablespoons heavy cream or milk
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup dark chocolate morsels plus extra for adding before cooking. (I use Nestle.)
What you need:
- Mixing bowl
- Wooden spoon
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Stand mixer
- Rubber spatula
- Parchment paper
- 2 cookie sheets
- Cooling rack
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and move the oven rack to the middle position.
Combine the first 4 ingredients in a mixing bowl and set aside.
Using a stand mixer, combine the butter and sugars until creamy.
Add the egg, cream or milk, and vanilla and mix to combine.
Add the flour mixture a little at a time and stir until just combined.
Finally, add the morsels. Your dough won’t quite form a ball, but it should be stiff. Roughly shape into a 1-inch balls and place onto parchment paper-lined cookie sheets, about 1 1/2 inches apart. If you want, this is where you can press additional morsels into each unbaked cookie ball — this really enhances the visual aspect when they are finished baking!
Cook for 8-11 minutes or until the tops look only slightly toasty. These are soft cookies and may look unfinished when you take them out of the oven, but I promise they will taste amazing! Let cool for a few minutes before sliding them onto a cooling rack. Enjoy!
by: Short Girl Farm
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