Rain's Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies




Rain's Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
(Adapted from Williams Sonoma Food Blog)
(Makes about 24 cookies)

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (157 g)
1 tsp baking soda (3.4 g)
1/2 tsp salt (3 g)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature (114 g)
3/4 cup + 2 tbsp brown sugar, packed (170 g)
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract (5 g)
300g chopped dark and milk chocolate (I used Lindt brand) (approx 1.5 cups)

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180 C, gas mark 4). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter and sugar until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and mix on low speed until blended. Switch to a wooden spoon and slowly add the flour mixture and mix just until incorporated. Gently stir in the chocolate.

3. Drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets in heaping tablespoons, spacing the dough mounds 2 inches apart. I got 8 cookies per sheet.

4. Bake the cookies, 1 sheet at a time, until the bottoms and edges are lightly browned and the tops feel firm when lightly touched, 10 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Note for me: Next time flip the cookies over to cook the tops. I'd like to experiment to see if I can make a really crispy cookie!

3 comments:

baili said...

dear Rain you are AMAZING and FANTASTIC in each skill you are blessed with and this is all because of the ocean of postivity waving within you !

your food is absolutely treat to eyes :)

Rain said...

Thanks Baili :)) These cookies are FANTASTIC...I LOVE them! (a little too much lol!!)

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

Wow, Welcome back ... and thank you for the chocolate chip recipe. My FH loves anything chocolate chip and he will be so impressed when I whip up a batch of cookies for him (usually I just buy them at the grocery store, in the bakery section). There is nothing like a warm, fresh out of the oven, cookie :P I too have been leaning toward vegan. The only meat I eat is chicken and fish, otherwise I get all of my protein from a vegetable source. And I eat fresh whenever it is available. I honestly feel a lot better.
It would seem that our animals cost us a lot of money ... but when you love something, there is never a question that you will do the right thing for them. I hope your little ones are feeling better soon.
We haven't had our first frost yet, but it has been cool, almost cold, in the mornings so I have no doubt that it will be here soon. My DIL has harvested everything in her garden and our freezer is full of Thai greens (many different varieties) and hot peppers. I like a little spice, but when she cooks I can hardly breath if I am in her kitchen :0
You Halloween drawing is awesome and your video told me a lot about what to use that I didn't know ... off to the store to buy charcoal pencils :P. Maybe I will try something this week with Lost :) So good to have you back and know that all is well. There is so much more I could comment on, but I am trying to just hit the highlights or otherwise I would be yakking at you all day. Stay well, Rain ...

Andrea @ From the Sol