I searched high and low for the best chocolate chip cookie.
I needed one that wasn't too flat and not too cakey, one that had the right balance of sweetness and saltiness. This proved to be quite the task, I mean....you can only imagine how many trial and errors I had to experience. Except the errors weren't too horrible considering it still meant I was consuming something that had "chocolate chip" in the title. Tough gig. But low and behold after many many many attempts I have found the one. And it has helped get me through my husband-less weekend. Here is the prized recipe that I hold close to my heart.
Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies:
preheat oven 360
- 1 c salted butter (softened to room temp)
- 1/2 c sugar
- 1 1/2 c packed brown sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 1/2 c (12 oz weighed) flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 1/4 c chocolate chips
- 1 tsp sea salt
Cream butter and sugars in stand up mixer for 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat for another 2 minutes. Add baking soda, baking powder, flour and salt. Mix until thoroughly incorporated. Finally add in chocolate chips (batter should be somewhat thick).
Drop by 2 T on cookie sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Eat with a tall glass of milk or in my case almond milk!