While catching up on my Google Reader last week I found these cookies and knew I had to make them. They just looked too delicious to pass up and I’m always a softy for good cookies. They turned out pretty good, definitely not as good as Cooking on the Side’s look but decent. I still rank Jacques Torres’ cookies over these but for an every day choc chip cookie they’re fine. Crispy edges and a soft chewy inside with chocolate chunks galore. Perfect for dessert with a glass of milk!
Now for a random rant: I saw this post on Eater today and to be frank, it really pissed me off. Seriously? Blogs were created so that anyone and everyone can instantly publish themselves, that’s just how it is. So of course there’s an overload of food blogs, there’s an overload of blogs in GENERAL! But who cares? If you don’t like someone’s blog then don’t read it, seems simple enough to me. I guess it’s not that simple for everyone. In the article they mention something about how we should all stop blogging and get “real jobs”? Hey Eater: I have three jobs, am a full time student, hold leadership positions in my sorority, have a life, AND this blog. So up yours. And really Eater, if you’re going to offer money for us to shut down our blogs you’re gonna have to offer a lot more than $25, cheapskates. Most of us make more than that off our blogs from running one ad for a month. I never really liked Eater to begin with but this just really annoyed me, sorry to put so much negative energy on this post! Just thought all of you food bloggers, writers, photographers, etc. should be aware of this! Because I for one think that you are all wonderful and should keep doing what you’re doing!
Now back to the yummy cookies…
Chocolate Chip Cookies
From Cooking on the Side
Makes 26 jumbo cookies
4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 (12-ounce) package (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
Heat oven to 375°F.
Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda in a medium bowl. Set aside.
Combine butter, sugar and brown sugar in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping the bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Reduce speed to low. Beat, gradually adding flour mixture, until well mixed. Stir in chocolate chunks.
Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets (tip: line the sheets with parchment, if you have some). Bake for 10 to 14 minutes or until light golden brown. (Do not overbake.) Let stand 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets.