Thursday, February 25, 2010

Cookie Perfection

I don't know about you guys but cookies are Life!! When you feel down or when you just need that little bit of sugar to get you going, cookies are the answer. The only problem is, it's really hard to find the perfect cookie; it's not too crunchy, not too gooie, the right amount of chocolate chips. Well, my friends, the first recipe that I want to share with you is one that I have come up with that makes the perfect cookies.

Yummy, Delicious, Super Special Awesome Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/2 Cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

a pinch of salt

1-2 tbsp cinnamin

Mix well in a medium size bowl and set aside.

3/4 cups Sugar

3/4 cups Brown sugar

2 eggs

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

Beat well. You can microwave the butter for about ten seconds so it's really soft, but not melting, that way it mixes better in the dough and doesn't cause your cookies to melt in the oven. Add the dry ingredient mixture a little bit at a time, mixing well. Add a 12 oz bag of mini chocolate chips and mix well. You can use regular size chocolate chips, but the mini ones provide a better cookie-to-chocolate ratio.

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Make little two inch balls and place them on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for ten minutes. When you pull the cookies out, they will just barely be turning a rich golden brown but DON'T put them back in!! They continue cooking when they come out and you don't want them to burn.

You can also substitute the 2 1/2 cups flour for 1 1/4 cups flour, then add 3 cups oats when you mix in the chocolate chips for a more healthy alternative. However, don't sweat too much over health because the secret to my cookies is not what's in it - though the cinnamin is a great addition - it's what's missing. There is half the amount of butter than is usually used in cookies, and they actually keep their shape better and you get nice firm cookies instead of the flat blah cookies.

So, get in the kitchen, get cooking, and enjoy!!! : ) I promise you, they are to die for!
Happy cooking!

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