Friday, June 27, 2008

The Search for the Perfect Cookie

I have never been able to make good chocolate chip cookies. No matter what I did they would come out flat and crispy, not soft and chewy like I wanted. Others would make me cookies and I would ask for the recipe only to discover my attempts did not produce the cookies I desired. So one day I was searching online for the perfrect, easy chocolate chip recipe...and I found it! I made these cookies and held my breath as I opened the oven when it was time to take them out and low and behold they were fluffly not flat! Soft not hard! Chewy not crispy! They were exactly what I had been searching for. I made them again and again wondering if it was a fluke they came out so good, but each time they are as goon as the first batch I made. So I am sharing the recipe for all of those who, like me, never thought they could make a good chocolate chip cookie.

1 stick butter, melted (yes MELTED, not softened)

3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/4 cups flour (sometimes I do half whole wheat flour, half regular flour and they are still so good and a little healthier....can cookies be healthy?)

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup chocolate chips or more if you like it extra chocolately.

Put everything in a bowl and beat - let your kids lick the beaters and mix in the chocolate chips. Bake at 375 for 8 minutes (according to my oven 8 minutes is the perfect time but you may want to do it a little longer).



Karen said...

My recipe is about the same but I put in only 1/2 teaspoon of salt, not the whole tsp. and I also put 1/4 cup extra flour. It makes them that much fluffier. I love that. You may not want to mess with your recipe if it works for you but just a thought! (My cookies are always a hit :)

Erika said...

They look delicious. If you think it was a challenge finding that recipe, try finding the perfect gluten-free chocolate chip cookie.

Kasey Eyre said...

Yipee! You can leave comments. One of these days I know you'll have a blog. Hey I found Shannon Johnson's (from the Willow Springs Ward) blog - she is in my sister's ward.

Marylin and Jimmy said...

Oh Yay! I know you have been trying for a very long time so I am glad you found one that works for ya!

Steph said...

Can't wait to try itout! I love soft fluffy cookies too!

Sarah said...

Hi Dave & Kasey!

It's Lain & Sarah Duke! We got your blog address from Bryan & Myranda's blog.

Check out this link for some awesome cookies...

It's cookie week! I also have an awesome cookie recipe if you want it!

Keep in touch with us!

Sia said...

Thanks Kasey, I'll give this recipe a try! I've got a LONG way to go in the cooking department, poor Karl, but I have to start somewhere-- why not with cookies!! Hope all is well! :) Sia

Heidi said...

Can't wait to make these cookies... when I get a minute! That will be NEVER! YUMMY!

TN LDS Family said...

Myranda Had trouble with cookies for the longest time too until she found a similar recipe. Thanks for Linking up to us.

johnny and steph said...

Thanks so much, I'm always looking for easy good recipes!