I love cookies. As you can probably tell I like all baked goods, but cookies are my thing. I gave them up for Lent, along with all other sweets so once it was over I couldn't wait to get my hands on something cookies. I have been on the hunt for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe for some time. I have always relied on the one on the outside of the Chipits bag. However, I always find they come out spreading into one massive cookie and with no chew factor. I believe a chocolate chip cookie needs to be chewy on the inside with a little crunch but not much on the outside. I have always liked chewy cookies over crunchy ones and I hate store bought cookies. After doing some serious research into this matter I found that A Cozy Kitchen's blog had tried and tested her recipe and made the best chocolate chip cookies because of this. I usually like to share my mum or my own original recipes on the blog, however, this time I was stumped and felt nothing could compete with this blog's recipe. She also has the most beautiful and inspiring blog, something I hope I can achieve one day with mine. Check it out when you get a chance, even if it is just to drool over her gorgeous photographs of food. But do try making these chocolate chip cookies sometime, because I truly believe they are the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever made thanks to her recipe.
Recipe: (A Cozy Kitchen)
- 3 1/3 cup flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup butter (melted)
- 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips or 12 oz dark chocolate chunks
- flaked salt for top of cookies
- In large bowl, mix dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
- In a mixer (or with a hand mixer) add the melted butter and both sugars. Beat together for roughly 3 minutes until fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla until well combined.
- Add the dry mixture all at once. (This will cause a mess so cover your mixer with a clean tea towel.) Combine well and then add chocolate.
- Transfer to the fridge for an hour or up to 2 days. (I left my mixture in overnight.)
- Remove from fridge when ready to bake and spoon onto lined parchment paper.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. (I found that mine took more like 10-12 minutes since they had been in the fridge overnight.)
- When you remove from oven, place on cooling rack and sprinkle with flaked salt.
Serve with a warm cup of tea or a cold cup of milk and enjoy!