Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Big Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Baking is pretty tricky for me. I don't do that whole perfect-measurement thing well. I'm more of a, "Oh, what would an extra teaspoon of cumin hurt," or, "that's all the salt they call for? That's just ridiculous! :: sprinkle ::." Point being, I am not fully in love with making baked stuff and so you won't see that many recipes on here that will satisfy your sweet tooth.

I kept hearing about this one recipe for "Big Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies." If nothing else, they sound dang good. I'm a big fan of recipes that just - SAY it. And these cookies live up to their name, my friend. I became one with my inner fat kid when these came out of the oven.

The Big Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie (makes about a dozen)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 TB vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a medium bowl, cream together melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well-blended. Beat in vanilla, egg and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips by hand, using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto prepared cookie sheet. Cookies should be about 3" apart.

Bake for 15-17 minutes in preheated oven. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.