Saturday, June 14, 2014

our favorite chocolate chip cookies...

Sebastian and I multitasked today, first we started out making crayons and then while they were cooling set out on a batch of our favorite chocolate chip cookies. There's a million ways to make chocolate chip cookies. There is so many recipes out there and I've tried more than a dozen different ways but never felt like I had the perfect chocolate chip cookie until a few months ago when I tried William Sonoma's Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies. Literally perfect! Sebastian loves to be in the kitchen and for Christmas he was gifted the cutest little boy apron and chef hat. Being in the kitchen gives me an excuse for him to wear it and I melt every time. 

1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour/wholewheat flour 
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
6 Tbs. (3 oz./90 g) granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chunks 

Preheat the oven to 350°F . Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. 

In a bowl, combine together the flour, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and mix on low speed until blended. Slowly add the flour mixture and mix just until incorporated. Switch to a wooden spoon and stir in the chocolate chips.

Using a heaping tablespoon, drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing the dough mounds 2 inches apart.

Bake the cookies, 1 sheet at a time, until the bottoms and edges are lightly browned and the tops feel firm when lightly touched, 10 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

We love these cookies! There's something about using light brown sugar instead of all white sugar. These cookies are super chewy and soft, which we really love. They aren't those thick sort of cookies. They come out thinner yet gooey. We also prefer chocolate chunks instead of chocolate chips, the more chocolate the better. Try them out on another rainy day. Like...tomorrow. 


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