I forget how glorious a homemade fresh baked chocolate chip cookie is until i have one. Then i feel like banging my head on the wall wondering why oh why did i veer from this delight for so long.
i went with a tried and true recipe. Thank you Martha. I realize that the Martha Stewart soft and chewy recipe is essentially the toll house recipe minus the nuts, but I don't include nuts in my cookies anyway.
I didn't even take out my hand mixer. I went old school and mixed the batch by hand in a stainless steel bowl with a wooden spoon. Nothing complicated about it and people have been baking long before kitchenaid existed. Don't get me wrong. I love my stand mixer and hand mixer. And i will use them forever. But i'm not fully unpacked from the move and my kitchen isn't really done so i have to go sans electricity on the prep of this.
I baked a few batches - between 8-9 minutes. 8 minutes was still gooey in the middle. 9 was crispy but had that delicious brown butter flavor.
I love the cookie base on this. I need to try some additions though. I'm thinking of adding some coconut next time.
Martha Stewart Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 t baking soda
- 1 cup (2 sticks) room temperature unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed golden brown sugar
- 1 t salt
- 2 t vanilla ( as always, i am heavy handed with the vanilla)
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups (12 oz) chocolate chips (just dump the bag in)