|I know this looks like wine, but it's cookies|
2 sticks butter (8 oz)
1/2 cup white sugar (2 oz )
1 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed (12 oz )
2 tsp vanilla (1/4 oz)
3 1/2 cup all purpose flour (1 lb. ) (I know this sounds like a lot, but it works out, trust)
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 lb. chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon good quality sea salt, for sprinkling on top before baking
Cream the butter and the sugars until very light and fluffy, about 5 minutes on medium high. Scrape down the side of the bowl. Continue mixing while adding the eggs one at time. Make sure each egg is incorporated before adding the next. Add the vanilla.
Combine the flour, soda and salt in another bowl and combine with a whisk. With the machine on low, slowly add the flour. Mix until just combined, do not over mix. Stir in the chocolate. Spoon dough onto baking sheet. Then lightly sprinkle the dough with sea salt and bake at 350 for 9 minutes.
I used my Silpat to make these and I am in love! I had never used it before so I was suspicious about how they would turn out, but the Silpat is magical! Just put the Silpat on top of your cookie sheet like a liner, and they come out as perfectly as if you had sprayed the shit out of your cookie sheet with Pam. Seriously, the cookies slid around when I took them out of the oven. I highly recommend a Silpat*
*I was not compensated in anyway by Silpat for this post. I would totally take another one though, because someone in the house thought that you could use the Silpat as a cutting board. You can't.
These are awesome cookies and really easy to throw together. They were perfect as gifts and I'm really glad I made them. Oooh and I printed some cute gift tags from here. My favorite is the weird looking dog because it reminds me of my 8 year old niece.
Happy Holidays! And remember, it's not time for New Year's Resolutions, so you can eat the whole batch :)