Saturday, December 4, 2010
Best Cookie Recipe....Ever
Here's the recipe along with how I make them and some ideas for changing them up a bit...
2 sticks of butter
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
Blend butter in a stand mixer and then add the sugar to the bowl.
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
I add the previous ingredients in that order to the bowl and when it's all mixed well together, this is your cookie base.
Now for your options...
1 bag chocolate chips with or without chopped nuts
1 bag white chocolate chips with chopped macadamia nuts
1 bag butterscotch chips
1 bag crushed toffee chips with crushed walnuts
I have substituted almond extract or peppermint extract for the vanilla (not 1 for 1, less of the almond or peppermint, they seem to be stronger)
Finely crushed candy canes
Dried cranberries with crushed almonds
I use a medium scoop from the Pampered Chef (not sure exactly what size that is, but it makes the perfect sized cookies) and bake them on a Pampered Chef stone for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. The second and third batch I cook for 9 minutes since the stone is still hot. I let them cool for about 10 minutes before taking them off the stone to cool completely.
This recipe usually makes about 3 dozen as long as you don't eat too much of the dough!