24 August 2009

The 'I Can't Believe I Just Ate That Whole Thing' Chocolate Chip Cookies

Or the 'I can't believe I'm about to eat another one of these' chocolate chip cookies. But really, if you do, then you can claim that you ONLY had two! :) These are really good, chewy chocolate chip cookies. The recipe is from allrecipes.com.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda *I use a heaping 1/2 teaspoon*
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
  • Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop cookie dough a 1/4 cup *yes, you read that right, a QUARTER CUP* at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
  • Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely *I just transfer mine to paper or a paper towel*. Yields 18 cookies.
Sorry, had fun taking pics. I use my Kitchenaid to mix everything together, so it is really quick! I'll show you how I put it together. First I put the butter in the microwave for a few seconds to melt it while I put the dry ingredients together *flour, salt and baking soda*

Then, I put the sugars in the bowl and pour the melted butter on top. It ain't pretty, but it's sooooooo good!

Then I turn it on and let er' rip. While this is mixing I crack the egg and egg yolk in a separate bowl so that I don't get any shells in the batter. When it looks about like this, I add the vanilla and eggs.

Doesn't it look so pretty with the eggs and vanilla in it? :)

Then I add about a third of the dry ingredients at a time until it's blended. Here in NC it is a bit more humid than where we used to live, so I actually add about a 1/4 cup more of flour. The dough is too sticky otherwise. Don't be afraid to add a little more if you need too. I also like a teensy bit more salt. It helps cut the sweet a little bit.

I mix the chocolate chips in the machine, it only takes a few seconds. The original recipe says to stir in the chocolate chips with wooden spoon! lol. Huh? Uh, no.

Isn't it beautiful? Feel free to stop here and eat!

Then I use my 1/4 cup scoop and plop them on the tray. I can only fit six.

Don't they look yummy? Mine are done at exactly 15 minutes. Enjoy!!


  1. These cookies are heck-a-good!

  2. You are like the Pioneer Woman with all the pictures! How fun. This recipe is very similar to the one I love in the America's Test Kitchen cookbook. Melted butter is the way to go for sure.

  3. i happen to be terrible at making chocolate chip cookies, so i might try these your way. because they look awesome.

  4. yeah ditto melissa. mine are never chewy enough.

  5. I am pleased to report that I made these this afternoon and they are the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever made. They are PERFECT!!!

  6. I made these today and they are so great!


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