Let’s face it….being an adult is not always fun! There’s bills to pay, rules to make that aren’t always followed, mess after mess after mess to clean up….
BUT there is ONE reason I LOVE being an adult….WE GET TO EAT HUGE COOKIES!!!
By huge I mean as big as your hand
Do you love those cookies from the bakery, that are firm and hold their shape, yet soft and wonderfully chewy at the same time? THESE ARE THEM!
I have made these cookies a thousand times and keep changing them everytime…so feel free to switch the chips around and add different extracts…As adults, we get to play with our food too!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon coarse salt (I use sea salt)
3/4 cup unsalted butter (melted)
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 semisweet baking chocolate squares
Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
Next you’re going to sift together the flour, baking soda, and sea salt. I use sea salt because I love the taste…It adds something different that I adore. Feel free to change that if ya want….but I wouldn’t
My youngest son gets so excited when his hand gets to be in the picture, so I do my part to make him a celebrity
You’ll notice after sifting that most of your sea salt does not go through the holes in the sifter. Just dump em’ in! Set your dry ingredients aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and melted butter. Mix on medium speed until well blended.
Turn the mixer off and add the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk. Beat on medium speed until light and creamy.
Turn off the mixer again and dump in the dry ingredients and beat on low-speed JUST until blended together.
On a cutting board, coarsely chop the baking squares
Add this and the chocolate chips to the dough and mix by hand until well incorporated.
Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 45 minutes. Let your oven preheat to 325 degrees at the end of your chilling time.
With a 1/4 cup measuring cup, scoop the dough out and gently press into the measuring cup. Tap the dough ball out into your hand and place on the parchment paper covered baking sheets. Arrange 3 rows of 2 cookie balls and no more. You should have nice tall dough balls.
Bake at 325 degrees for about 16 minutes. Your looking for the edges to golden just slighty. The centers will look underdone…please trust me and remove them, they’ll firm up and be fantastic!
When the time is up, remove the pan to a cooling rack and allow to set for at least 5 minutes. These cookies take a bit longer to firm than others due to their size. After they begin to firm, slide the parchment off the sheet and onto the cooling rack to cool completely.
Repeat as many times as needed to use all the dough
Grab some milk….A BIG GLASS OF MILK!
I REALLY hope this picture says enough….For THESE, I really just don’t have the words to explain how mah-velous they are! And that sea salt…YA you’ll be a fan for sure now!
Modern Mrs. Cleaver