Sunday, September 11, 2011

Chocolate chip cookies

So I needed cookies to take to a party and I decided I'd make Giant Chocolate Chip cookies, based on Jessica at How Sweet's Giant Rainbow Cookies.

 First you microwave and cool butter.  I stick it in the fridge because it cools quicker that way and it seems to make the cookies better.

Combine your flour and baking soda into a bowl, run a fork through it to combine.

Brown and white sugars in a different bowl,

Add butter,

Add one egg and one yolk,

Using the egg shell to separate the egg white and the yolk.

Add the vanilla.  Stir.  Combine.

Add 1/2 the flour mix and stir to combine and then add the second 1/2.

This is what it will look like when done.

Add chocolatey bits of goodness, also known as chocolate chips.  Another batch I made had chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and butterscotch chips.  YUMMY!

Roll them into a ball, and then tear in half, placing the rough halves out.  Smoosh them together and place on cookie sheets.

Bake in the oven at 325 *F for 10-12 minutes.

Take out.

Let cool.

and enjoy.

So good!


2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup brown sugar1/2 c sugar
1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) of salted butter, melted and cooled
1 egg + 1 egg yolk, at room temperature1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup Chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
Melt the butter in the microwave and stick in the fridge to cool.  Mix the flour and baking soda in a bowl and set aside. In another bowl, mix the butter and sugars until they are combined (and look like the first picture above). Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and stir until mixed. Gradually add flour and mix until a dough forms – it will look crumbly at first, but it will come together. Fold in the m&m’s.

Grab pieces of dough and shape each portion into a ball with your hands then pull each ball into two equal pieces. Turn each half so that the rough side of the half (what used to be the inside of the ball) faces upwards and then squish both halves together. Place the dough rough-side up on a baking sheets. If you’re doing large cookies, I’d leave about 2 inches in between each.

Bake for 12-15 minutes (large cookies) or 8-12 minutes (small cookies) or until the edges are slightly brown. The centers should be soft and puffy. Do not over bake. Let cool completely then dig in!

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