I started making my dad’s chocolate chip cookies when I was a kid. They are his favorite because, if I do it right, they are a little bit chewy. He especially likes them since I messed up one time and used unsalted butter and ended up sprinkling salt on top instead. They are actually better. Go figure. So here is that recipe, adapted from “The Ultimate Cookie Book” Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies.
Dad's Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies
A slightly chewy, slightly salty, chocolatey treat. A great version of the classic chocolate chip cookie.
In your favorite mixer bowl, blend the wet ingredients together, scraping down the sides as necessary. Whip until it becomes a lighter color and slightly fluffy.
In separate bowl, mix dry ingredients.
Run mixer with wet ingredients and slowly add dry ingredients until just blended.
Add chocolate chips. Dough should separate from sides of the bowl at this point.
Use a one-tablespoon cookie scoop and drop about 1.5 inches apart on baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for about 9 minutes. Cool baking sheet down in between batches.
When they come out of the oven, drop the baking sheet down on the stove-top to flatten a bit. Then sprinkle with the salt immediately so the salt sticks to the cookie, then transfer to cooling rack or paper towel.
It's important to not over-bake these so you may want to play with the time depending on your oven and the size of your cookie scoop. Also make sure to cool your baking sheet in between batches.
The only downside to this recipe is that the dough doesn’t taste very good. (yes, I eat raw cookie dough, gasp!) Also, you can see in the photos, I’m using my Wilton large baking sheet that I love.
I just should have added about 30sec to 1 minute extra baking time. I was able to get 30 cookies on the sheet with a little dough left over. You could distribute the remainder to the other cookies or you could add a little salt and eat it raw like a daredevil.
Anyway, this is my first recipe post. Give it a try. Maybe your dad will like them too. Let me know how it worked out for you in the comments below.