After comparing hundreds of recipes I finally decided that this was the recipe for me. Thanks to Tyler Florence for this winner of a recipe...I didn't realize he was a cookie man, but now that I know I will have to try more of his recipes. I like this recipe because it is a nice balance of chewy and crispy, and just the right amount of sweetness.
My Big, Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies
adapted slightly from Tyler Florence
2 1/2 cup all purpose unbleached flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, must be room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs, must be room temperature
8 oz block coarsely chopped chocolate or 1 1/2 cups chocolate chunks
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
Cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. This will take a few minutes, make sure you scrape the bowl down with a spatula at least once and then mix again for a few seconds. Gradually add the eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth and no longer broken looking. Scrape down and mix again.
Mix the chocolate with the dry ingredients and add the to the wet. Mix until combined. Scrape, mix again briefly.
Measure 1/4 cup of dough and roll into balls, place on parchment and slightly push down tops. If you want your cookies to look even more impressive top each cookie with an extra 2-3 chocolate chunks. Bake 12 minutes for chewy, 15 minutes for slightly crispier.
FYI - My next post is my 100TH post...so keep your eyes open for a give away...and it might have something to do with cookies. : )