Soft and chewy cookies studded with semisweet chocolate chips
Nothing is better than fresh baked cookies. I love to bake cookies, not only because I love eating them but because everyone loves homemade cookie. I believe it is a great way to say "I love you" to your friends and family and everyone seems to really appreciate it.
Here are some things I have learned about making great, soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies.
I must mention that I did not think up all of these tricks on my own. I saw them on an episode of 'Good Eats'--on food network (love that show).
- First melt the butter
- Second use all brown sugar
- Third use bread flour
- Lastly, only bake one sheet of cookies at a time (I figured this out on my own).
- Oh and do not over bake the cookies.
Another trick I have learned is to let the cookies cool at least 8 minutes on the pan before trying to remove them. For this, it helps to have more than one pan. I have 3. While one is in the oven baking, I am putting more cookies on another, and while the new pan of cookies is baking, the pan just pulled from the oven is cooling. It makes the process faster and easier. Trust me, I hate to have broken cookies (my husband loves it because I have a rule that he has to eat any broken cookies right away b/c it makes me mad to have a broken cookie). Making them smaller and letting them cool help prevents breakage (and my husband still gets to eat plenty of unbroken cookies).
Chocolate Chip Cookies
I make chocolate chip cookies so often I hardly need to look at a recipe any more.
1 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cup flour
at least 2 cups chocolate chips (I like semi-sweet and sometimes dark, use whatever you like)
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Mix all ingredients together Drop by rounded teaspoon fulls on pan, bake for 8 minutes at 375 F.
No matter what Homemade cookies are always a hit.
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