March 09, 2014

best ever chocolate chip cookies

I'm going to make a confession:

I'm not very good at making cookies.  Usually my cookies turn out either too hard, too soft, bad tasting,  too flat, too… well, you get the picture, they just never turned out great.

Until this recipe.  A friend at work made these amazing cookies and shared them with everyone.  They were so good I ask her for the recipe and she passed it along.  It's amazingly simple, but oh so good.  And best of all, they're fool proof.  Even though my cookies never turned out well before this recipe, these ones were amazing.

Just one my note.  I would have made these with chocolate chips, but halfway through making them I realized we were out (a certain someone had finished them all up making smoothies).  So that certain someone helped me out by chopping up the bars of dark chocolate we had in our cupboard to replace the chocolate chips.  They still turned out great. :)

the ice cream scoop makes a re-appearance!  I love this thing.

Here's the recipe!

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

2/3 cup soften butter
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tbls hot water
2 2/3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Beat butter and brown sugar. Gradually add in eggs and hot water.
Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl.  Gradually add to the butter mixture.  Add in chocolate chips.
Make into 1 - 1.5 inch  balls (I used my ice cream scoop for this which makes the job a snap), put on parchment paper or silicone baking mat, and bake for roughly 8-10 minutes (will depend on size and your oven so it's a bit of trial and error until you figure it out).  Cookies should be just slightly brown around the edges and may look a bit wet in the middle (if too wet though, put in for another minute). Do not overcook otherwise they won't be chewy and delicious.
Lift parchment paper onto wire rack where they can cool.  If possible  (this will be a challenge), wait at least 10 minutes before grabbing one.

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