Craving a Cookie or TWO?

Craving a Cookie or TWO? Chocolate Chip CookiesHow about TWO chewy,

gooey chocolate chip cookies?

 

This is great! – A recipe for just TWO chocolate chip cookies.

It is usually a grey rainy day that triggers  my craving for  chocolate chip cookies (see Rainy Day Comfort Food). At times, I’ve ventured out to find a cookie to satisfy my craving, but it is more in the baking than the actual eating of it that is most satisfying to me, especially on a rainy day!

To be able to bake just TWO cookies instead of an entire batch is worth a try. I’ve done the freezer thing with the balls of cookie dough ready for a fresh baked cookie or two. Those don’t seem to last very long…that raw cookie dough, even frozen, constantly beckons me. (why bother heating the oven?!)

Shared by theKitchn, “this recipe for just TWO chewy, gooey chocolate chip cookies is totally brilliant” http://thekitc.hn/Q7BoVS

Spring is actually bursting out all over here in the southwest (the sun is shining, birds are singing, Palo Verde trees are blooming into bright yellow clouds of color, and the air is sweet with fragrance) – the days are heavenly  . . . with NO RAIN in the forecast. This is normal for us and probably a good thing or I’d be baking a lot of cookies – which is why this recipe for just TWO chocolate chip cookies is so great!

oh . . . . I love a rainy day,    I love a rainy day,   I love a rainy day. . .

I love to hear the thunder,

watch the lightening when it lights up the sky. . .

Oh, I love a rainy day,  I love . . . to bake cookies. . . . on a rainy day. . .

  You know it makes me feel good. . . .

I just might have to use a sunny-day excuse . . . why wait for a rainy day to make chewy, gooey chocolate chip cookies?!

 

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies?

Chocolate Chip Cookies are at the are one of America’s 50 Favorite Foods and definitely at the top of the list for my ‘Cookie Monster’ husband . One of his ‘comfort’ foods, he can hardly turn one down if he spies one in a display case. He is particular, however, and prefers home made chocolate chip cookies. So we have several recipes with variations.

Chocolate Chip Cookies - photo by Lara HataThis chocolate chip cookie recipe, having received “over 300 user reviews, a perfect 4-fork rating, and over 4,000 saves” is “a keeper” according to Epicurious.  We are going to put it to the test.

Do you have a favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe?  Do your own comparison and let us know!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes about 28 large (4 1/2-inch) cookies

ingredients

  1. 3 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  3. 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  4. 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  5. 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  6. 1 cup granulated sugar
  7. 3 large eggs
  8. 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  9. 2 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (16 ounces)

preparation

Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 375°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment or wax paper.

Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.

Beat together butter and sugars in a large bowl with an electric mixer at high speed until pale and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Lightly beat 1 egg with a fork in a small bowl and add 1 3/4 tablespoons of it plus 2 remaining whole eggs to butter mixture, beating with mixer until creamy, about 1 minute. Beat in vanilla. Reduce speed to low and mix in flour mixture until just blended, then stir in chips.

Scoop 1/4 cup batter for each cookie, arranging mounds 3 inches apart, on 2 baking sheets. Flatten mounds into 3-inch rounds using moistened palm of your hand. Form remaining cookies on additional sheets of parchment.

Bake, 1 sheet at a time, until golden, 13 to 15 minutes. Transfer cookies to a rack to cool and continue making cookies in same manner using cooled baking sheets.