Thursday, August 14, 2014

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was asked if I ever make regular cookies.. sure, when I'm asked I'll bake just about anything.

These cookies are soft and perfect.. with big chunks of chocolate.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon hot water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In the bowl of a stand mixer or using a hand-held electric mixer, cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.

Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.

 Dissolve baking soda in hot water then add to batter along with salt.

Mix in flour until incorporated.

Fold in chocolate chips with a rubber spatula.

Using a spring-loaded ice-cream scoop, drop even and large spoonfuls of dough onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet

. Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.