Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Great cookie recipe.  If you like alot of brown sugar flavor, you’ll love these.  The first batch I did overcook a little and they were a bit hard when they cooled, but I made sure not to bake the rest as long and they lived up to their “chewy” claim.

THICK AND CHEWY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Makes about 30 cookies
printable version
2 1/8 c flour
1/2 tsp table salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
12 T unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
1 c brown sugar
1/2 c sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c chocolate chips

Heat oven to 325 degrees.  Mix flour, salt, and baking soda together in medium bowl; set aside.
Mix butter and sugars until thoroughly blended. Mix in egg, yolk, and vanilla.  Add dry ingredients; mix until just combined.  Stir in chips.
Form dough into balls and place on parchment or silpat-lined cookie sheets. (Dough can be refrigerated up to 2 days or frozen up to 1 month-shaped or not, but it will get quite hard so let it warm up to shape)
Bake until cookies are light golden brown and outer edges start to harden yet centers are still soft and pufy, 15 to 18 minutes. (Start checking at 13 minutes)
Frozen dough requires an extra 1-2 minutes baking time. Cool cookies on cookie sheets. Store in airtight container.
Source: Cook’s Illustrated

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

 

OLD-FASHIONED SUGAR COOKIES

1 cup butter, at room temp
1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup coarse white or colored sugar

In a large bowl, beat the butter, margarine, and sugars with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Beat in the egg, vanilla, baking powder, and salt.  Beat in the flour at low speed.

Roll pieces of dough into 1 inch balls.  Roll to coat well in the coarse sugar, then place about 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Use the bottom of a glass to flatten each cookie into a 2 inch round.

Bake for about 10 minutes, or until golden. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

SUGAR POLKA-DOTS
Now, you know I can’t just leave things alone. So before baking, press M & M’s or Reese’s Pieces into the top of each cookie, otherwise following the directions.  And if your autistic and like to see how many little rows of M & M’s into the top of each cookie because your favorite number is 20, that’s okay too. Have a little fun!

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, at room temp
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup coarse white or colored sugar

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, beat the butter, margarine, and sugars with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the egg, vanilla, baking powder, and salt.  Beat in the flour at low speed.
  • Roll pieces of dough into 1 inch balls.  Roll to coat well in the coarse sugar, then place about 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Use the bottom of a glass to flatten each cookie into a 2 inch round.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes, or until golden. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.
  • SUGAR POLKA-DOTS
  • Now, you know I can't just leave things alone. So before baking, press M & M's or Reese's Pieces into the top of each cookie, otherwise following the directions.  And if your autistic and like to see how many little rows of M & M's into the top of each cookie because your favorite number is 20, that's okay too. Have a little fun!
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    Sugar Snowballs

    I readily admit it. I’m an old-fashioned sentimental girl.  I had scraps of a little cookbook that was my mom’s when she was little, and myself and siblings got to use as well when we were young. It was always a treasure hunt to look through and pick something to make.  All the recipe names were fun, like TV Teasers, Raggedy Anns, CrazyLeg Candies, and Chocolate Sillies.  Well, time had it’s toll and much of the little book had dissolved away. For years I’ve looked, but the front and back pages have been long gone, making it near impossible to know what to look for to replace it.  Well, I FINALLY figured out what the title of the book was and lo and behold, someone had it on Ebay! So a small amount of money later I finally have a complete book again for my girls to enjoy.  Oh, and did I mention everything in it is yummy too?

     SUGAR SNOWBALLS

     1/2 cup butter
    1/3 cup confectioner’s sugar (plus more for rolling)
    1 tsp almond extract (I used vanilla instead)
    1 tsp baking powder
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 cup flour

    Mix butter, sugar, and almond extract together in a bowl.
    Add last three ingredients.  Mix well.
    Form into small balls, about 1- 1 1/2″ across. (I used my smallest cookie scooper and rolled with my hands to tighten them up.)
    Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. (They won’t brown too much except on the bottom)
    While warm, roll in more confectioner’s sugar.

    makes about 18

    Oh, and did I mention Lucy approves?

    Yes, Lucy approves of them.   But at least she helped make them. : )

    Sugar Snowballs

    Yield: Approx 18 cookies

    Ingredients

    •  1/2 cup butter
    • 1/3 cup confectioner's sugar (plus more for rolling)
    • 1 tsp almond extract (I used vanilla instead)
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1 cup flour

    Instructions

  • Mix butter, sugar, and almond extract together in a bowl.
  • Add last three ingredients.  Mix well.
  • Form into small balls, about 1- 1 1/2" across. (I used my smallest cookie scooper and rolled with my hands to tighten them up.)
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. (They won't brown too much except on the bottom)
  • While warm, roll in more confectioner's sugar.
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