I could never limit myself to just one recipe for chocolate chip cookies, but I think this one is my absolute favorite. I love it because it forms a crisp outer shell all around the cookie but is still soft and chewy on the inside. Heaven! The other real plus for this recipe is that it is super easy and you don't have to plan ahead to set out the butter--it calls for melted butter, so there you go. Oh, and you don't need a mixer either. I made these this weekend as I contemplated cutting back on sugar . . . hmm, still contemplating.
I got this recipe when somebody posted it on the Cooking Light bulletin board. They said it was an Alton Brown recipe.
Chocolate Chip Cookie #10 from I'm Just Here for More Food (Alton Brown)
Mix and set aside:
2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
Now mix together the wet ingredients:
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 c. unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled [I used salted butter because I love the combination of salty and sweet together and also it's what I usually have on hand]
2 large egg yolks
1 t. vanilla extract
Now add the dry to the wet and mix gently with a wooden spoon. Do not over mix!! The one time this recipe didn't work out was when we overmixed it (and they turned out flat and greasy). While there is still some flour showing, add 2 c. chocolate chips and mix the rest of the way.
Bake 10-11 minutes or until golden at 375.
And now I have more good Rainer news. His lab results came back yesterday showing no leukemia cells whatsover! Hooray! That means he can start his next phase of chemo, this week or next (depending on more lab results which will be drawn today--his bone marrow has to have recovered to a certain point before it can be "hit again" so to speak). He needs more chemo (he'll be under treatment for 3 years) or else the leukemia will come back. I'm still really worried about this little guy though. Not only has he not walked since the beginning of this, he's also not crawling, rolling over, or supporting any weight on his legs. It's really worrisome. Keep sending prayers and good thoughts for him.