Saturday, March 1, 2008

These Cookies Never Fail. Ever

Honestly, these are the best chocolate chip cookies ever. I have made them a zillion times in the last 5 years and they have never let me down once. This go round I used regular semi-sweet choc drops and the Ghirardelli Bittersweet Choc Chips and the flavour is great. The Bakers Choc Chunks also work really well. You can basically use any choc chips or chunks that you like. (The blue thing in the photo is my silicone baking sheets made by Wilton - they work really well and are a quarter of the price of the Silpat ones)

The recipe is from Ina Gartens Barefoot Parties.

1/2 pound unsalted butter at room temperature

1 cup light brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

2 extra-large eggs at room temperature

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 1/4 lbs choc chunks

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Cream the butter and two sugars until light and fluffy in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add the vanilla, then the eggs, one at a time and mix well. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt and add to the butter with the mixer on low speed, mixing only until combined. Fold in the chocolate chunks.

Drop the dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, using a 1 ¾ inch diameter ice cream scoop (I got mine at Target for $4.95) or a rounded tablespoon. Dampen your hands and flatten the dough slightly. Bake for EXACTLY 15 minutes (the cookies will seem underdone). Remove from the oven and let cool slightly on the pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Chuck said...

The cookies look really good. My go to CCC recipe is from Cook's Illustrated, but I'll have to give Ina's a try one of these days. Thanks!

JEP said...

Love recipes titled These ___ never fail"....Ina's all seem to taste good! Always room for another CCC recipe, too!

our little world said...

I got to have 2 of these perfect cookies in the actual kitchen in which they were baked. Unfortunately, she never left the room so filling my purse with more was out of the question.

michelle @ thursday night smackdown said...

those look gooood. my usual recipe is the one from the back of the ghirardelli bag, but you gotta trust anything ina does.

EAT! said...

I am always on the lookout for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. But, each member of my family likes a different kind - one likes big and chewy, one likes flat and crispy. No matter how I make them they always disappear. You can't go wrong with Ina's recipes.

Cathie said...

I totally agree with everyone,any recipe that Ina has is fantastic!

Brilynn said...

Those big chocolate chunks in there look awesome!

Enza said...

These look wonderful! I'm always looking for a chocolate chip cookie recipe that I haven't tried yet. I can't seem to find the perfect one yet. Adding these to my "must try" list. Your blog and photos are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

The before photos make me want to lick my laptop screen. OK, the big question is......dunked in milk or coffee??? Or both? These look amazing.

sweetrosie said...

Lovely looking biscuits. there's another recipe I have to try.

I am just off to the kitchen to make your banana cake again. It's the only one I make now. I think it's fabulous.

Have a lovely weekend.

thecoffeesnob said...

Mmm, cookies. One can never have too many chocolate chip cooke recipes. Your cake stand's really cute, by the way.