Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The PERFECT Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Do you ever feel like you are on a treasure hunt for the BEST recipes of certain foods? It is so fun for me to try and create the perfect recipe for certain recipes that I like to make on a regular basis. There are several recipes that I feel like I have found the PERFECT version of, and that I feel can not be improved upon. Some of these, but not limited to, are the following:

Well, I have been on the hunt for the last several years for my all-time-favorite-chewiest-softest-delicious chocolate chip cookie recipe. Thanks to my sweet Aunt Kath, I think I have found it! She had dreams of becoming the next Mrs. Fields with this recipe, but I am sure she will let me share it with you. Something about this recipe makes these cookies turn out every time and they have the perfect texture and taste. This is also a great basic dough recipe that you can play around with and make adjustments to. We love to add craisins and white chocolate chips to the dough, or make a heath chip and butterscotch cookie, or a peanut butter supreme cookie (shown) that are to die for! Just replace a 1/2 c. of the butter (1 stick) with a 1/2 c. of peanut butter and then add peanut butter chocolate chips or Peanut M&M's. YUM!

So, for those times you are craving a little treat, look no further for the PERFECT chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 ½ -6 c. flour

4 eggs

4 t. vanilla

¼ t. salt (if using unsalted butter use 1 tsp. salt)

3 t. soda

3 sticks real butter, softened (or 1 c. butter & 1/2 c. peanut butter for pb cookies)

1 c. white sugar

2 c. brown sugar

Beat softened butter, eggs, brown sugar and sugar until mixture is fluffy and light in color. Add rest. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes. They should appear light in color and not browned on the edges. Next day, reheat in microwave 5 seconds to make gooey again.

Any combination of fillings work…(triple chocolate chip, mint chocolate chip, cranberries & white chocolate, macadamia nuts, butterscotch and peanut butter chips etc..)

Do you REALLY need a sweet treat? Try these Skookies. Yes, it is like a heart attack on a plate, but it is OH SO YUMMY! A little goes a long ways! Find a friend to share one of these with--it is the perfect rich dessert for two!

How to make them you ask? Just bake a homemade cookie and put it on the bottom of a plate or bowl. Put vanilla (or any flavor) ice cream on top and drizzle with caramel, hot fudge, and any other toppings you would like :)


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Anonymous said...

These look delicious. Do you use closer to 5.5 cups or 6 cups of flour? Are the cookies cakey or chewy? I can't wait to try them.

Shandra said...

It is probably closer to 5 1/2 c., but I am not sure (I don't really measure any more). I just add enough flour to the dough so that I can easily roll them into cookie balls, but not that the dough is too dry. Start with 5 1/2 c. and see if you need any more. These cookies are chewy not cakey.

Anonymous said...

What method do you use to measure your flour? Scoop and sweep? Spoon and sweep? Or fluff, spoon and sweep? Thanks!

Shandra said...

Scoop, pat down with the back of a knife, and sweep ;)

Bartending Training said...

This really looks delicious. I'm definitely craving for a plate of that right now. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. This is definitely a must do recipe this weekend since I got my Alcohol Server Certification.

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