Friday, May 14, 2010
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.
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!