Last night around 8 PM, I told Jeremy that I wanted some cookies. He pointed out that we have about 4 different types of store bought cookies in the pantry. But... that would be the easy way to satisfy a cookie craving right? Of course I did not want to take the easy route and instead decided I should find a good chocolate chip cookie recipe and start baking. I mixed the butter, sugar and brown sugar together and went to grab the next ingredients. I looked at the recipe and thought, "Sh*t, we don't have any eggs. Why the heck would I start mixing things together before checking to make sure I had all the ingredients?!?" Lucky enough, there were 2 eggs in the fridge (the exact amount I needed). Phew, crisis averted!!! I finished mixing everything together and then put those bad boys in the oven, hoping that they tasted as yummy as the dough did. Ya... ya... ya... I know that uncooked cookie dough is not good for you, but it's just sooooo good! And I kind of figure that if I get food poisoning from eating raw cookie dough, I will just lose all the weight I put on from eating the cookies. Just kidding.... maybe. I'm not one to toot my own horn, but these cookies turned out FREAKING delicious!
1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp small-medium coarse sea salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used 1 1/4 chocolate chips and one cup peanut butter chips)
Preheat oven to 360. Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar until it is fluffy. Add both eggs and vanilla and beat for an additional 2 minutes. Add baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour and mix until blended well. Add chocolate chips until well distributed. The cookie batter should be somewhat thick. Drop about 2 Tbsp of cookie dough on greased cookie sheet approximately 1-2 inches apart. Bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges are golden brown. Remove from oven and leave the cookies on the cookie sheet for about two minutes. After a couple minutes, transfer cookies to a cooling rack. Allow the cookies to cool on the rack for at least 3 minutes.