Friday, June 22, 2012

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Wow.  I've never actually posted a recipe for chocolate chip cookies.  It kind of makes me feel like a fraud of a food blogger.  I mean, I did post my M&M Cookies which were adapted from my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, but I've never done a traditional chocolate chip recipe.  But these were definitely worth the wait.  Chewy cookies with a perfectly golden shell that gently crack and break to reveal the chewy cookie insides and speckled with chocolate chips throughout.  These are the epitome of chocolate chip cookies.  If you are a fan of the chewy version, this is a recipe you must try.

Thumbing through my King Aurthur Cookie Companion Cookbook, I found the Essential Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe and thought this was exactly the kind of comfort cookie I needed.  Some were going to be for sharing, but the leftovers would go in the cookie jar and I wanted something simple and delicious.  This recipe did not let me down.  Easy to make, simple ingredients and ending in a lovely, delicious and chewy cookie, I know I'll be making these again and again.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies


3/4 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
1 Tablespoon white vinegar
2 eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/4 cup flour
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips

In a medium sized bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter, sugars, corn syrup and vinegar, scraping the sides of bowl as needed.

Beat in the eggs.  Beat in vanilla, salt, baking powder and baking soda until combined.

Stir in flour, then chocolate chips, until incorporated.

Using a medium cookie scoop, drop dough into parchment or Silpat lined baking sheets.

Bake cookies at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes, until just set (note: the centers may look underdone and that's ok).  Turn baking sheet 180 degrees halfway through. If using more than one sheet at a time, rotate positions in the oven for more even baking.

Remove from oven and let cool on pans for 2 minutes.  Then move to wire racks to complete cooling.

Makes 4 dozen cookies.

Happy Baking,
The Cookie Princess

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