Sunday, December 23, 2007

Big Time Yum

So the girls on the WC board are responsible for most of the really yummy items in my kitchen rotation, including the most requested cookies I have ever made. These cookies are one of the most popular items on the board, and since I made them the first time over the summer, everyone has been asking for them. So I decided to make them for the goody baskets that I am giving out for Christmas. Plus, I figured since these are the cookies in the jars I am giving out, I should make some so everyone knows what to look forward to with the jars.

Big Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

From Now That's What's Cooking

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 egg

1 egg yolk

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.

2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

3. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.

4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

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