Today I am posting the most important information that I have ever shared! I guarantee it will change your life. I am so sure about this one that I “Cross my heart, hope to die, stick a needle in my eye.”
It is for the greatest Chocolate Chip Cookies ever!
Now trust me when I say, that I have never met a Chocolate Chip Cookie I didn’t like. You just can’t go wrong when you mix brown sugar, butter and chocolate. Heck, I even burnt 2 batches of Chocolate Chip Cookies on my children’s first day back to school this year for their special treat and even those weren’t too bad.
However, I have been baking since I was a small child and have probably been making cookies for over 2 decades but all the Chocolate Chip cookies I have made always had some flaws. I’ve tried numerous different recipes. Some were too dry. Some were too moist. They were never good enough to give to anyone except my immediate family.
Admittedly, I am not a good baker. I make mistakes. I forget how many cups of flour I’ve put in. I don’t take the time to measure correctly. I throw everything in at the same time even when it says to beat separately. I probably should just stay out of the kitchen but nothing beats a cookie straight out of the oven. You just can’t buy that in a store!
In pursuit of having the perfect cookie I went on a crusade and did a lot of research this past year. I combined a couple of different recipes I found and I have finally reached my goal of making a Chocolate Chip cookie I felt confident in giving to people!
I believe the whole secret is mixing the baking soda in hot water. It must make some serious magic in these cookies and create a chewy center with a crisp outside. I also found that a lower oven temperature is key.
So go ahead and whip up some Chocolate Chip Cookies and spread some love. We gave last week’s batches to the crossing guards that the children use on their way to school and home. This week’s batches were given to my parents and to our mechanic!
The Greatest Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever
- 1 C. butter softened
- 1 C. sugar
- 1 C. brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 3 C. flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tsp. hot water
- ½ tsp. salt
- 2 C. chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees
- Cream together the butter, sugar and brown sugar until smooth.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time
- Stir in the vanilla
- Dissolve baking soda in 2 tsp. hot water and add to batter along with salt
- Stir in flour and chocolate chips
- Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet
- Bake for about 10 minutes