I love a good chocolate chip cookie, and I love the batter even more. On a day when I feel like treating myself, nothing but baking my family's favourite cookie will do. We all share in a reasonable amount of the batter, and at least one fresh cookie. As soon as they are cool, they are frozen, and that's how we enjoy the rest of the bag. I'm not sure why they taste better frozen, but once they are more than a day old, that's how they taste their best.
Today I turned this common process into an opportunity to practice my photography. Of course, I will also give you the recipe.
1/2 lb unsalted butter
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
a generous tsp of vanilla
1 cup of chocolate chips (more or less)
Cream together softened butter and sugars and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing thoroughly between each one. Add flour, soda, salt and mix until just blended. Finally, fold in your chocolate chips.
Bake at 375 F until golden around edges. About 10-12 minutes, but that depends on your oven and what type of pan you are using. I always use parchment under my cookies.
Chances are, if you are a baker, you already have your go-to recipe for chocolate chip cookies, but if you decide to give this one a try, let me know what you thought.