Look at that dough.....isn't it gorgeous...
I was shocked and dismayed when I started to add the flour and didn't have enough all purpose flour for the recipe! How does a baker run out of flour? By baking too much! So I had bread flour and self rising flour....decisions, decisions... I went with self rising. Not a good choice to get a good feel for these cookies. Instead of crisping up and being chewy like the recipe said they would...they puffed up a little. But I will say this...the flavour is great! They are great cookies. I will definitely make these again with only all purpose flour so I can get the chewiness that I love!
Here is the recipe. Thank you Martha Stewart for a darn good Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, I love it!
MAKES ABOUT 3 DOZEN
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon coarse salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups semisweet or milk chocolate chips, or a combination (about 12 ounces)
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk together flour and baking soda in a bowl. Put butter and sugars in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Reduce speed to low. Add salt, vanilla, and eggs; mix until well blended, about 1 minute. Mix in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
2. Drop heaping tablespoons of dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake cookies, rotating sheets halfway through until edges turn golden but centers are still soft, 10 to 12 minutes (14-16 for refrigerated cookies). Let cool on sheets on wire racks for 2 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks; let cool completely. Cookies can be stored between layers of parchment in airtight containers at room temperature up to 1 week.
I waited too late in the day to get a great shot of the cookies before the sun went down. But I will take some tomorrow and share it with you all.
Make these...you wont be disappointed - and I can say that even though I used the wrong kind of flour! HA!
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