I think part of my mission in my life is to find the best chocolate chip cookie recipe, one that uses good ingredients, tastes amazing, and is made with quality chocolate chips. Well, I came close last night.
I found this brand of chocolate chips – Guittard (which might be my new favorite chocolate chip brand) while visiting NY and used the recipe on the back of the package. They turned out great (minus the two batches I burned, but I will blame that on our broken oven) and they had what I thought to be an appropriate amount of sugar and butter.
Mind you it did use the entire bag of chocolate chips. But I’m OK with that.
Molten Chocolate Cookies
- 2 cups / 12 oz (Guittard) chocolate chips (I saved a bunch of chips to mix into batter at the end)
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup of sugar (I used sucanat)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup of all purpose flour (I used whole wheat)
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder (I didn’t use this since I am without it in Germany)
Melt chocolate chips and butter over low heat. In a big bowl mix eggs, sugar, salt, flour, baking powder, and vanilla. Add chocolate mixture and mix, mix, mix. Add reserved chocolate chips (if you saved some) and mix some more. Cover dough and let it cool in the fridge for 15-30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 and make beautiful little balls of cookie dough and bake for 12 minutes or until “crusty on the outside but soft in the center”. Cool, but not for too long, because they are best when served warm. They are pretty good cold too.
Maybe this is the reason why we all are here – to find the ultimate best chocolate chip cookie recipe. Have you found one already?