Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookies....funny looking but delicious. I got this off Martha Stewart's website. They are soft but crispy...yumm!!!

Makes thirty 4-inch cookies
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons table salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 pound (4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3 cups packed light-brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, and set aside. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth. Add the sugars, and beat until combined and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until well blended.
Add flour mixture, and beat on low speed until combined. Add the chocolate chips, and beat until combined.
Drop 2 to 3 tablespoons of batter at a time onto baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake until golden brown, about 8 minutes, rotating halfway through. Remove the cookies and the parchment paper from the baking sheets, and let cool on a rack.
Helpful Hint
Instead of using an electric mixer, steps 1 and 2 can also be done by hand.
Another hint...make sure they don't cook too long...the middle should look like they aren't quite done. Also the recipe says 2 to 3 tablespoons at a time and I only put one small tablespoon. They do spread out quite a bit.