Wednesday, June 15, 2011

that's the way the cookie crumbles

 I forget. A lot. Dentist appointments, preschool functions, things at the store, most of what Matt tells me, and almost everything I learned in math class. Rarely do I forget recipes I love but this time I did. You see, I have a great recipe from America's Test Kitchen for thick and chewy chocolate chip cookies. They look like this (I use mini chips)...
here is the recipe:
Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes about 24 cookies
2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
12 tbsp/1½ sticks unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 cup packed light brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1½ cup semisweet chocolate chips (just dump the whole bag)

Adjust the oven racks to the upper- and lower-middle positions and heat the oven to 325 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl.In a large bowl, beat the melted butter and sugars together with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth, 1 or 2 minutes. Beat in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla until combined, about 30 seconds, scraping down the bowl and beater as needed.

Reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly add the flour mixture until combined, about 30 seconds. Mix in the chips until incorporated. Working with 2 tablespoons of dough at a time, roll the dough into balls and lay them on the prepared baking sheets, spaced about 2 inches apart. Bake the cookies, one sheet at a time, until the edges are set and beginning to brown but the centers are still soft and puffy, 8-10 minutes.

While at Target the other day, I tossed a couple of bags of chocolate chips into my cart (they kept the butter company) and decided to make cookies...and I just used the recipe on the back of the bag. I forgot that I had another recipe I loved. Look what happened! Plain, crispy, dry and disappointing cookies. 

I might still miss the occasional dentist appointment, forget the dates Matt tells me, and fail to wish you a Happy Birthday (I am terrible about forgetting birthdays. I hate that about myself), but I can tell you one thing, I won't be forgetting about my beloved cookie recipe.

an interesting fact about matter how good or how bad a recipe and the results are, they all last two days in this house. No matter how "bad" a cookie is, a "bad" cookie still trumps "no" cookie...


  1. I was just about to post something about taking those "bad" cookies off your hands for you, and then I saw your last two lines :) No cookie is a "bad" cookie - some are just better than others! Now I might just have to try out your cookie recipe this week!

  2. no "bad* cookies or kids. i'm with you. and now, i want a cookie;)

  3. Oh, I LOVE chocolate chip cookies! Consequently I don't make them very often. Too risky. They last only one day at our house!

  4. Yum!! I would never forget a chocolate chip cookie recipe either!

  5. oh my goodness, your blog is so charming and your family is beautiful! thanks for the sweet comment and I look forward to following ;)

  6. Chocolate chip cookies are the BOMB! Ha ha I just felt like saying that for some reason. But no for real that is my favorite type of cookie.

  7. Haha, that is so true, there's really no such thing as a bad cookie! :))

  8. ps. I saw your link above, 1000 gifts. I just ordered the book recently, and should have it this week. I am so excited about reading it!

  9. Hello,new friend! Forgetfulness- I thought I was the queen of it. Glad to meet someone who can relate to my weakness. Now the important things in life like chocolate chip cookies- of course we wouldn't forget that! Glad you found Creative and Curious Kids! Your blog looks great, too. Will follow. Enjoy your day and nice to meet you!


  10. great cookies and what adorable kids you have :-)


  11. Yum! I've been wanting cookies so bad!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you come back soon! =)

    p.s. I'm following you back!

  12. Hi, It's Lori from La-La's Home Daycare. I'm following you now, but it says I'm following you under my other blog Lori's Crafty Spot! Ugh! I changed my URL but, IDK what happened there. I will try and fix it.

  13. Isn't that the truth? I'll eat a bad cookie any day!

    And I'm trying your recipe -I love the idea of mini chips!!

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