It is common knowledge that most people love chocolate chip cookies, but finding the best recipe for making them can be tricky. We discuss here a few of the best recipes that are available for making chocolate chip cookies, what makes them the best ones and why you need to try them asap.
The Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie
There are so many different and great versions of a chocolate chip cookie, but sometimes the classic is the best and it’s not necessary to change up a good thing. So, when you are craving a rich, soft and chocolate delight, give this recipe a try, we’re certain you won’t be disappointed.
For this classic chocolate chip cookie recipe you need the following ingredients: 1 cup of each of the following: granulated white sugar, brown sugar, butter, chopped walnuts; 2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips, 3 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, ½ teaspoon of salt, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and 2 teaspoons of hot water and, finally, 2 eggs.
Next comes the fun part: mixing it all together. First preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, so that it has time to come to temperature before you put the cookies in the oven. Then mix together the white and brown sugar and the butter until you achieve a creamy consistency. Add eggs one at a time and add the vanilla extract. Add baking soda, salt, nuts, chocolate chips and flour. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are crispy. Once the edges look crispy, remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool, ideally on a cooling rack. Once they are cool enough, enjoy them with a class of milk or your favorite beverage. This recipe is sure to please!
Alton Brown Recipe
Another great recipe is from Alton Brown. These cookies are chewy because instead of all-purpose flour, bread flour is used. Ingredients are as follows: 2 ounces granulated white sugar, 8 ounces of light brown sugar and 8 ounces of unsalted butter, 12 ounces each of bread flour and semisweet chocolate chips, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of kosher salt, 1 large egg and 1 large egg yolk, 2 tablespoons of milk (use whole milk), 1½ teaspoons of vanilla extract.
To start you need to melt the butter and sift the flour, baking soda and salt together. Add sugar and melted butter together and spend 2 minutes beating. Mix the egg yolk, egg and vanilla extract in another bowl. Then add this mixture to the sugar and butter and mix for ½ minute. Add and mix in the dry ingredients, adding the chocolate chips last after the flour has been well mixed in. Chill this dough for about 1 hour then heat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake the cookies for 15 minutes.
Some think that chocolate chip cookies aren’t all that great, but I think they’re one of the best desserts you can have, try one warm cookie with vanilla ice cream and you’ll never go back!