Monday, December 27, 2010

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie

hands are a baker's best tools!

Finally, all the cousins are in town together and we've been playing non-stop (kind of) because I'm going to go back to school soon, and my other cousin Karim is only in town from Chicago for 5 or 6 days. Some of us were at my brother and sister-in-laws house today just hanging out before Karim leaves town and we all get back to our normal routine, and of course, we needed to eat. After the gigantic meal that was yesterday...which I'm still eating today...and still will be eating tomorrow and the day after, I needed something that wasn't sweet. One Hot Pocket down and random handfuls of other snacks later, Fahmee and I decided we indeed did need sweets. Onto the pantry. 

Chocolate fudge brownies? Nah. Peppermint chocolate hard candies? Tasted weird. Other random hard candies? Nah. HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES?!?! YES!!! After a quick trip to Kroger to get brown sugar (and chips obvi) we got to baking. What resulted was some of the best cookie dough and cookies we've had and they were so good I didn't know what to do with myself. And of course, they were made with love. So, here's to some badass chocolate chip cookies, made with PURE LOVE and a baker's best tools: your hands. And remember, everybody loves a classic. 
Chocolate Chip Cookies
now drinking: Skim milk
now playing: Romeo's insane barking and girly gossip
inspired by: a lack of delicious treats at the house and my fam's anger at me never baking when in houston

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
sea salt (optional)

Preheat oven to 375℉

1. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. 

2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars with an electric mixer. Scrape down sides. Add the eggs one by one. Add the vanilla extract. Mix until combined. 

3. While mixing on low, slowly add the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture and mix until combined, but try not to over mix. When a dough is created, add the chocolate chip, and use hands to mix in the chocolate chips.

4. Cool slightly in the fridge, and then flour hands before rolling little balls of dough. Place the rolled balls of dough onto the cookie sheet leaving about two inches between each cookie. Bake 10-12 minutes, monitoring at about 8 minutes. Remove and cool. Top with the tiniest sprinkle of sea salt if you wish. ENJOY!


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