Thursday, September 25, 2008

Shelly's Nomilicious Chocolate Chip Cookies

I stole this recipe right from Shelly of Loves to Nom. This is probably the best thing I've ever stolen. I am holding myself back from eating every single one over here! Anyway, I made this in honor of Shelly and Matt who are getting married on Saturday! Congrats you two!

Chocochip Cookies

Yield: 15 cookies

1. Set out a stick of unsalted butter to soften ahead of time. In a pinch you can microwave the stick very quickly (like 10 seconds) to soften it. But if you melt it, the consistency of the cookies will change.

2. Preheat the oven to 350.

3. In a large mixing bowl, with a hand/stand mixer cream together the following:

* 1 stick softened (1/2 cup) UNSALTED butter (not margarine)

* 1/4 cup granulated white sugar

* 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar

* 1 egg

* 1 1/2 teaspoons real vanilla extract (don't mess with that imitation crap)

4. In a small bowl, sift/mix together the following:

* 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

* 3/8 teaspoon salt (I prefer kosher for baking)

* 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

5. Slowly beat the dry ingredients into the wet.

6. Stir in about 9 ounces (3/4 of a bag) chocolate chips. I like to mix half semi sweet and half milk chocolate. I think it really 'makes' the cookie.

7. Scoop dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Make sure there is about 2 inches between each ball.

8. Bake for approximately 9 minutes, depending on how you like your cookies. Matt prefers his cookies on the (super) soft side. Cookies are done when the edges are lightly browned and still appear moist in the middle.

9. Take pans out and let cookies cool on the pan for 2-3 minutes. Then remove the cookies to a cooling rack, countertop, wax paper, whatever to cool completely... or at least until they are cool enough to devour with a big glass of milk! Enjoy!

My Notes: I actually had to cook mine for more like 11 minutes as opposed to 9. Remember people- ovens vary!

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