First of all, it helps if you have some pretty adorable faces to make them for.
And by adorable I mean fun. And/or goofy. And/or hungry.These are my husband's cousins. They love our baby.
They wanted to know how to make the best chocolate chip cookies ever, and I told them it starts with Alton Brown's killer recipe. But it changes.You do the whole wet and dry thing, creaming the unsalted butter with lots of brown sugar and a little white.
Then the egg, +1 yolk, milk and vanilla.
Then the easy, easy list of dry ingredients.
Tablespoonsful. 325 degrees. Ten to twelve minutes.
You can refrigerate the dough before baking, or just plop em on right away. Depends how hungry you are.Mike and I used to freeze the dough and bake them on demand. Fresh, gooey goodness whenever you want it.
The white chocolate chip cookie is for my crazy husband who prefers white to dark. (What? It's not even chocolate, you say? IKNOW. TRYTELLINGHIMTHAT.)
In the good ones, I use three different kinds of chocolate chips (2/3 cup each): 60% dark, semi sweet and milk. I like to say it gives them a more complex chocolaty taste. But really, it's an excuse to buy all those kinds of chocolate and keep them in the house.Either way, it's amazing. Get to baking.
I adapted my recipe from Brown Eyed Baker's repurposing of Alton Brown's The Chewy recipe. Here's what I did:
Makes about 3 dozen.
Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever.
2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly to room temperature
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 white sugar or baker's sugar
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons whole milk
2/3 cup each: 60% dark chocolate, semisweet and milk chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Combine first three ingredients in a small bowl.
Cream butter, brown sugar and white sugar together over medium speed in a mixer.
In a small bowl, whisk together egg, yolk, vanilla and milk. Add to mixer and beat over low speed.Gradually add dry ingredients to mixer over low speed until combined. Do not overmix.
Add chocolate chips to batter, stirring until just combined.Drop by tablespoonsful onto a cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or just until golden brown.