Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Nearly Famous (Double Batch!) Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hello there friends! 

I guess I have developed this bad habit of once yearly posting. 
I know I always say this...but I am really going to try to post more frequently. I have so many recipes to share with you guys!

On that note...I am trying a new (to me) printable recipe format. It is super old school. Like 2012.  But when you are dealing with a tech moron such as myself, you are going to have to take what you can get...at least until I can train my brain to accept and absorb new information...or find a computer whiz to help me. (Not gonna lie, I am kind of hoping on an IT genius dropping from the sky.)

Oh, and did you notice the new blog name?  After what felt like months of agonizing (so dramatic) over this, it just popped into my head last week. Lots of things are happening that way for me lately, though. It is like this years long fog is finally lifting. It is definitely a God thing. You know when you have been praying for the wrong things for so long (or not even praying at all), and then you finally, in a moment of complete desperation, pray for the right thing? Things just start to happen. They may not be comfortable things. In all honesty, my moment lead to some pretty dark days. But never once in those days did I question it. I realized exactly why things happened the way they did. God was trying to bring me to this place of total surrender. Realizing that His plan may not be my plan, but it is the right plan. 

I am rambling. I know.

Now that we have all of that out of the way...

Just get to that damn cookie recipe, Jess!!

When I claim these to be nearly famous, I mean that once people taste them, they are the only chocolate chip cookie they can think about...but since only a handful of people have ever actually eaten them (mainly my family and friends)...it doesn't qualify them for actual full blown fame. 

Yes, they are that good.

As many of us baking enthusiasts know, this is the Holy Grail of all recipes.

The quintessential chocolate chip cookie.

It has actually taken me many years to hone this recipe. 

Dozens of batches of cookies that were either too crispy, too chewy, too thin, too light, too chocolaty (that's a thing in my world...deal with it), or too bland, have led me to this.

Perfection. A bold statement, I know. I encourage you to taste for yourself.

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs, at room temp
  • 4 tsp REAL vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 4 cups chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or other large bowl), combine softened butter and sugars. Mix on medium speed until light and fluffy, scraping down the bowl with a spatula as necessary.
  3. Mix in eggs, one at a time, scraping the bowl after each addition.
  4. Add vanilla, baking soda, baking power, and salt. Mix until well combined.
  5. Slowly add flour, mixing until combined.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.
  8. Using a medium cookie scoop, drop dough onto a parchment lined pan, leaving 2-3 inches between cookies.
  9. Bake for 12 minutes (or until lightly browned) 
 Printable Recipe

If you would like to watch an actual demonstration, you can head over to Instagram @jessiefromscratch and watch my very first IGTV baking production. Don't be too hard on me...I am new to the video thing. I am actually planning on using this platform for some of the new recipe I post. Let me know how you like it. While you are over on Insta, you can also follow me...if you want. I share stories daily. 

I will be posting more recipes soon!


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