Not Your Average Chocolate Chip Cookie

Monday, December 5, 2011

So freshman year of college I got mono, which let's be serious, was kind of a good thing. I had never looked better. If it wasn't for mono I would have gained the freshman 50.

I was in over my head with all the beer, cheese steaks, pizza, fries, and my grandmothers care packages, which contained the ULTIMATE chocolate chip cookies.

These things are legendary.

Now don't even think for a second they are just your average chocolate chip cookies. Although the recipe could not get more basic, the taste is divine. I have been trying to replicate these things for years. I'm almost there.

2 1/4 cups all- purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks butter, softened 
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs, room temp

Preheat oven to 375. 
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract into a large bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time. Add in vanilla extract with the second egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Using an ice cream scooper or tablespoon place cookies on ungreased baking sheets. 

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cook completely. 

I added a little vanilla ice cream and crushed candy cane to make these holiday-ish. 

Run a spoon under hot water and then scoop out ice cream and place onto one cookie. Run a butter knife under hot water and then smooth ice cream on top and sides. Place another cookie on top. Roll the sandwich in smashed candy cane or using your hands place the candy cane on the rim of the sandwich. Wrap in plastic and freeze for at least 30 minutes. 

a gift for you...



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