Friday, May 14, 2010

Cookies, Anyone?

I just made the best cookies I think I've ever made. I just put in a pinch of this, a pinch of that....and voila! they were perfection. Thought I'd jot down the recipe I used just in case you get a hankerin'. Cause I always have a hankerin' for cookies.

Hankerin' Cookies

2 cubes butter, softened
1 3/4 packed brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs + 1 egg yolk
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 1/2-2 3/4 c. flour (I think you need more flour in higher altitudes. And less baking soda. So if I were in Cali, I'd probably use 2.25-2.5 c. flour and 1 tsp soda. I'm still getting used to these mountains!)
2+ cups of big fat milk choco chips. But sometimes I love a trio of chocolate: dark, milk, white. And I just realized that ~1 cup of coconut and some slivered almonds would've pushed these cookies in an even more amazing direction. Next hankerin', I guess. Which probably means tomorrow.

I baked these beauties for 10-11 minutes at 325 degrees in my convection oven. If you don't have convection, push it up to 350. They have a perfect crackly outer layer, and a soft and satisfying center. I better go to the gym tonite for sure!


Emily said...

Ooh, I might just happen by your house tonight. Save me one?

Rachel said...

yes, please, do come! i was hoping someone would actually take me up on it!

LJ said...

um, will you make me some this summer? they look divine. oh, and we definitely have were having the same hankerin' yesterday; i, too, made a huge batch of cookies (oatmeal raisin) and then proceeded to inhale a dozen of them. and, this after watching Oprah's "Women, Food, and God" episode.

Natalie said...

That's funny....I just made the worst batch of choco chip cookies ever. not fair! (normally I have the best, but I used margarine cause I was out of butter. yuck!)
I'll have to try your recipe.

jrae said...

I love tasted and approved recipes from you . . . means they are over the top awesome. maybe some of your cooking creativity will rub off on me this summer :)