On the first day of cookies, my blogger gave to me... four dozen chocolate chip cookies!
Anyone who knows me, knows the Christmas season is my favorite! I love everything about it, the smell of baked goods, the warm fuzzy feeling, hosting dinner parties, and being around my family. My all time favorite thing to do though, is bake cookies, all kinds of cookies! Every year I bake all of my traditional cookies, then I always try a new one. This year I will be sharing a few recipes with you. A dozen to be exact! This is the 12 Days of Cookies so get out your aprons, grab your baking sheets and pre-heat your ovens! The first recipe I will be sharing is my favorite cookie, the OG of cookies, the delicious chocolate chip.
I always start by preheating my oven and getting out all the ingredients I will need. Being prepared will make a day of baking go very smoothly. Today we are going to preheat to 375°. This recipe is the KitchenAid chocolate chip cookie recipe, and it has been the best so far in my opinion. I've tried many others and haven't had the same results. These cookies stay slightly chewy, which is important to me and the flavor is to die for.
In a large mixing bowl, add sugars, butter, eggs, and vanilla. Beat these ingredients together until they are creamy. Set this aside, then add dry ingredients to a separate bowl, and sift together. Now back to the large bowl with wet ingredients, turn the mixer on to a slow speed, and gradually add dry ingredients. Mix until well combined. Lastly, add the chocolate chips to your mixture and fold them in.
Line 2 cookie sheets with either parchment paper or silicone mats. This part is optional, but it helps with clean up and keeps your cookie sheets in great condition. Now drop heaping teaspoons of dough onto the cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Place one sheet into the oven at a time and bake for 10-12 minutes. Once the edges start to look golden brown, remove them from the oven. You don't want to overcook these. If they are overcooked, they wont be as chewy, which is okay if you like crunchy cookies with milk. Remove the cookies from cookie sheets immediately and let cool on wire cooling racks. Let them cool completely before storing in a airtight container, or just eat them warm!
Thanks for baking with me, and I can't wait to see you all tomorrow for the second day of cookies, where you get a three for one! Happy Holidays!