Sunday, November 18, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I used to think this was the best recipe for chocolate chip cookies. I still think it's pretty darn good, and it was my "go to" for years. This year, I found a recipe that rivals it, but this one is still worth taking a look at.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Crisp edges, chewy middles. Prep Time: approx. 20
Minutes. Cook Time: approx. 10 Minutes. Makes about 4 dozen. 
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons hot water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2 Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar
until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in
the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to
batter along with salt and cinnamon. Stir in flour until almost completely incorporated, then add chocolate chips. Stir gently to incorporate, but be careful not to over mix (This will make your cookies tough!) 
3 Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans about 2 inches apart. Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned. Let cool slightly about 1 min. before removing from the cookie sheet with a spatula.

Find original recipe here. It even has a video if you would like to watch it! 

My French in-laws have asked for the recipe, so I had to get busy with a translation. I meticulously measured out each ingredient then weighed it. (Yes, I know I didn't do the minor ingredients that are measured by teaspoons and tablespoons. If someone else would like to do, you can send me the measurements!) 

Step one, convert to metric:

226 g unsalted butter, softened
182 g white sugar  
200 g brown sugar  
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

445 g all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons hot water
1/2 teaspoon salt
340 g semisweet chocolate chips

Step 2 translate to French:

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Environ 4 douzaine

226 g de beurre non salé, mou
182 g de sucre
200 g sucre roux
2 œufs
1 cuillère à soupe d'extrait de vanille
445 g de farine
1 cuillère à café de bicarbonate de soude
2 cuillères à café d'eau chaude
1/2 cuillère à café de sel
1/8 cuillère à café de cannelle
340 g d’éclats de chocolat noir

1) Préchauffer le four à 175 degrés C.
2) Mélanger ensemble le beurre et les sucres jusqu'à consistance lisse. Ajouter les œufs un à la fois, puis incorporer la vanille.
3) Dissoudre le bicarbonate de soude dans l'eau chaude. Ajouter à la pâte avec le sel et la cannelle. Incorporer la farine et puis les pépites de chocolat. Attention de ne pas les mélanger trop !
4) Laisser tomber par grosses cuillerées sur une plaque à biscuits non graissée. 4-5 cm entre chaque cookie. Cuire au four pendant environ 10 minutes dans le four préchauffé, ou jusqu'à ce que les bords soient bien dorés. Laisser refroidir 1 min avant de les enlever de la plaque.

 recette originale: c'est en anglais mais il y a aussi un vidéo!  


  1. the recipe that rivals it is MINE! Bwaa hahahha!

    1. love your cookies too She Chef! :) They are even better... I don't have to make them.