Katie’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Perfection

October 13, 2011 § 1 Comment

I thought of calling these “Endless Chocolate Chip Cookies” but that’s not true anymore when you live with Cookie Monster. This recipe freezes GREAT (unbaked) so that you can pull them out of the freezer and bake them fresh whenever you want them.

My friend Katie gave me this recipe and we haven’t been able to stop eating them since.  She made them with MnMs too which I definitely want to try. The cookies are kind of the perfect level of chewy/crispy and you seriously can’t stop at 1. or 5. So make them small like 1 did the 2nd time and pretend like it’s totally guiltless to eat 10 little guys.

I’m going to do another post on freezing the unbaked cookies, but it’s my new favorite thing. The first batch only lasted us 2 days…so I guess the freezing tactic wasn’t quite so necessary, but having fresh baked cookies whenever you want them is pretty amazing!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick) fully softened
  • 1/2 cup tightly packed brown sugar
  • 6 T white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • as many chocolate chips as you desire
Recipe

Make sure you pull the butter out of the fridge long before you plan to make these- it works best if it is fully softened. Preheat your oven to 350º and grease a cookie sheet.

In a small bowl, sift the flour, salt, and baking soda together and set aside. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugars together until smooth. You really don’t need a mixer here but you can use one if you want. I just used a big spoon.  Add your egg and vanilla, and beat until well mixed.  Slowly, in 3 additions, add your flour mixture. When everything is mixed, add your chocolate chips.

Drop the dough 2 inches apart on your baking sheet. Tablespoons full for big/regular cookies and teaspoons (or smaller!) for little guys. Bake for 10-13 minutes until they are golden brown. (Smaller ones need less time- just keep an eye on them). When they are done, set the pan on the cooling rack for a minute, then remove cookies with a spatula to cool. They probably won’t get a chance to cool because you, or your Cookie Monster, will eat them all.

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