Thursday, February 19, 2009

Big Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are THE FAVORITE chocolate chip cookie at our house. I struggled for a few years to make good chocolate chip cookies and these ones have finally satisfied me and my hubby too. I have made them for several people and always get asked for the killer recipe. I have shared this on my own blog about a year ago, but Lizzie told me she didn't get the recipe so I thought I would share it on here too. The recipe is from allrecipes so you can go there if you are looking for tips, but they have always turned out for me. These are so so so yummy and will make anyone you bring them to happy. They really are gigantic. More like a meal than a little treat.

Big Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. (I actually do sift the flour)
3. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy.
4. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended.
5. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon.
6. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
7. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

(when Sarah makes these she adds about a 1/3 cup flour. I have never needed to but if you have problems with it you can try that)


Whitney said...

Love the picture of the tower of cookies! Makes me want to make some but my thighs are screaming "No!!" :)

Whitney said...

I'm giving these a try tonight April. I'm pretty picky about my chocolate chippers but figure if you and Sarah and Lizzie all are on board, I think I can be too. :)

April said...

Let me know how they turn out. They are different from your average cc cookie....bigger and thicker but still super delicious. I hope you like them!