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Easy chocolate chip cookies

10 Mar

I *heart* chocolate chip cookies and to give in to the craving, I used to buy a pack of regular Chips Ahoy and leave it open for a few hours to make the cookies soft and chewy. It’s better than buying the soft and chewy Chips Ahoy kind. But one cannot find that brand in the local supermarkets here. They have that nougat cookie thing that I don’t really like and we tried the Pepperidge Farm chunky cookies that G does not like. There is no Mrs. Fields here nor Famous Amos. So we stopped buying…and started making!

Here’s a super easy classic chocolate chip cookie recipe from Smitten Kitchen:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.

2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended.

3. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended.

4. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time (for giant cookies) or a tablespoon at a time (for smaller cookies) onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.

5. Bake larger cookies for 15 to 17 minutes, or 10 to 12 minutes for smaller ones (check your cookies before they’re done; depending on your scoop size, your baking time will vary) in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

The cookies came out perfect, just the way I like them: crunchy on the outside yet soft and chewy in the middle. Yummy!! Definitely better than the store bought ones. Although I did need to  make 2 types since G likes them well baked and crunchy all over.

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