Friday, September 01, 2006

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever

My best friend, Beth, is an amazing cook! She is also very generous with her recipes- yay! Beth's chocolate chip cookie recipe is definitely the best way to celebrate the upcoming holiday weekend...

Yumm-O! Don't these look delicious!

The story behind the recipe:

One of the first Secret Ingredients cookbooks I made was a wedding gift for Beth and her husband, Daniel. The pages were filled with recipes from both Beth and Daniel's family members as well as Beth's original recipes. It was a wonderful gift for them to share and explore as they started their life together.

After they met, Beth quickly discovered that chocolate chip cookies are Daniel's favorite treat. She decided to perfect her recipe by changing it one batch at a time until Daniel said, "This is the one!" This recipe was included in their wedding cookbook...

Daniel's Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 bag milk chocolate chips (use fine chocolate)
2 bags semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups salted butter
1 ½ cups sugar
1 ½ cups brown sugar
4 eggs
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon vanilla
4 ¾ cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 375˚. Zap the butter in the microwave until partly melty. Put into a BIG bowl... I use my large cooking pot. Add sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt, and baking powder, and stir to combine. Add flour, and stir slowly until mixed. Add all the chocolate chips, and stir until combined.

Cut parchment to fit your baking pan. Spoon out the dough in large clumps (I use a 2 tbsp. stainless steel coffee scoop, and mound the dough in it slightly, as a measure) on the parchment. I fit about 8 cookies per sheet, to give them room to spread.

Bake at 375˚ for about 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the top browned in places... they will be soft in the center, but cook a bit more out of the oven and firm up as they cool. To cool, lift the parchment and cookies off the cookie sheet and place on a counter. This makes a bunch of glorious cookies, and these cookies freeze beautifully! __________________________________________

Beth shared this recipe with me several months ago, and it is my absolute favorite cookie recipe. Enjoy!

Note: You will find this recipe in The Stock Pot. To add it to your cookbook project, simply click the "Add this Recipe" button at the bottom of the cookie recipe!

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At 2:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Those cookies are GORGEOUS! You're amazing! I'm going to try that recipe this weekend.

At 12:10 PM, Blogger Cate said...

Mmmm, those cookies look delicious!


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