Today was seriously rough weather here in Tahoe. There are buckets of snow falling from the sky along with serious winds. I’ve already shoveled outside more than once. Visibility is terrible and there are blizzard warnings so driving is absolutely not happening. On the bright side it means I have an excuse to have a chill day. So today became a cookie baking and movie day.
I am very proud of this recipe! It is the first baking recipe I have developed on my own. I looked at countless recipes including some from my childhood, read tips and techniques on getting the ultimate chewy cookie, and learned more about baking soda and baking powder. These cookies are chewy, gooey, salty, sweet, and buttery.You will not regret making them.
Here are some things I learned about making a chewy cookie:
- under bake the cookie
- freeze the dough slightly
- add butter
- add egg yolks
- for such a large cookie, smacking down the cookies is essential for even baking
As always with using a recipe, read through the full recipe before embarking on this cookie journey. These are time consuming and some what labor intensive and you do not want to get blindsided.
- 2 1/4 C all purpose flour
- 1 t salt
- 1/2 t baking soda
- 1 C + 2 T salted butter, softened
- 1 C granulated sugar
- 3/4 C light brown sugar
- 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk
- 1 t vanilla extract
- 1 C chocolate chunks (or chips)*
These were made at high elevation (6300 ft) so cookie time would vary at lower elevations so make sure to check the oven often.
These are the kind of cookie that you will want to share with the world, at least I do. I want to shout it from the rooftops but the rooftops are currently covered in snow and I would probably get blown off by the wind.
If you make them please let me know how they turn out!