Yesterday I did a Live cooking segment for a local television station. I made my Black Bean, Avocado, and Mango Salad. I had a lot of fun. Thanks everyone for your kind words and support. You guys are the best! I will try to get a link to post on the blog.
Most of you know I am cookie obsessed, just check my recipe index for proof. My cookie section is a mile long:) When I was browsing through Alice’s blog, Savory Sweet Life, I noticed she had a recipe for the BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever. I know there are a lot of people who claim they have the best recipe, but I love Alice and her blog, so I knew I had to give her cookies a chance. I trust her judgement:)
I made sure I followed the directions to a T. We weighed the flour and creamed the butter and sugars until they were very creamy. Alice’s step by step instructions and beautiful photos were very helpful. I loved that the recipe called for sea salt, a lot of brown sugar, and loads of chocolate chips…I knew these were going to be good.
We loved these cookies. The edges were nice and crisp, but the centers were soft and chewy. The chocolate chips spread nicely throughout the cookie. You can taste a hint of the sea salt which pairs perfectly with the buttery cookie and rich chocolate.
So were they the best? Try them and decide for yourself:) We will be making these again-thanks Alice! Do you think you have the best chocolate chip cookie recipe? If so, please share!
The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever-Alice's Recipe
1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups (12 oz) all-purpose flour
1 tsp. smallish-medium coarse sea salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 cups/16 oz of semi-sweet chocolate chips (Alice uses Nestle, we used Ghiradelli)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar until it is nice and fluffy (approx. 5 minutes on medium speed on a KitchenAid Mixer.) Make sure the mixture gets VERY creamy.
Add the eggs and vanilla and beat for an additional 2 minutes. Add baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour until cookie batter is fully incorporated. Finally add chocolate chips until well distributed. The cookie batter should be somewhat thick. Drop about 2 tablespoons of dough or use a medium cookie scoop and plop the batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges are nice and golden brown. We baked ours for 14 minutes, just watch them. Remove from heat and allow the cookies to stay on the cookie sheet for an additional 2 minutes. Pick up the parchment paper with the cookies still on top and transfer to a cool non-porous surface. Allow the cookies to cool on the paper for at least 3 minutes before serving. It was hard to wait 3 minutes, but we listened to Alice:)
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