Sunday, March 11, 2012

chocolate chip cookies

wowee! i finally bought a kitchenaid mixer! all that baking i did last christmas "triggered" my need for a better mixer. i'm so excited to use it. and per hubby's request, i made him his favorite - chocolate chip cookies (kitchenaid recipe).
1 c granulated sugar
1 c brown sugar
1 c (2 sticks) butter - softened
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsps vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 c all-purpose flour
12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. place sugars, butter, eggs & vanilla in mixer bowl. mix for about one minute & scrape the sides of the bowl.
2. gradually add baking soda, salt & flour to the mixture & stir for 2 minutes. scrape bowl & add chocolate chips. stir for another 15 seconds.
3. drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. in a preheated oven, bake at 375F for 10-12 minutes. remove from baking sheet immediately & cool on wire racks.
note to self: next time, make the cookies smaller. other than this minor glitch, the cookies were perfect & approved by hubby.

******update march 26, 2012******

i made another batch today & my cookies were impeccable! see for yourself....
and the taste & texture? hubby can't hide his excitement & kept saying: "this is it! this is it!" he likes it thin & a little chewy in the middle.
my additional tips:

-> butter should be in room temperature (between 60-70F) for about 12 hours or more

-> scoop a teaspoon of dough, anything more will make the cookies puffy

-> don't overcrowd the dough since there won't be enough room for each cookie to spread

-> watch your oven closely as temperatures vary [this batch was done in 6 minutes only]

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