If you have been reading this blog for awhile, you might remember that I did a post about chocolate chip cookie baking for one of the days of Blogmas. However, my friend Travis with whom I do most of the baking that appears on this blog, turned 28 on Thursday and we wanted to bake something classic.
After whisking the batter for cupcakes and cheesecake with a manual whisk since we didn’t have an electric mixer, I got him a mixer for his birthday and we tested it out on this cookie recipe. I have to say, it worked pretty darn well and sped up the prep time by a good 15 minutes.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup packed sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, mix the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar.
- Add in egg and vanilla extract. Mix well.
- Add flour and chocolate chips. Mix until fully combined.
- Dollop cookie dough onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
- Because these were birthday cupcakes, I wanted to make a few that were special, so some of the cookies were slightly bigger. One had 28 spelled out in chocolate chips, another had a K on it for my name, a C for Travis’s brother’s name, a heart-shaped cookie, and a cookie with a smiley face. Had we not made these cookies slightly bigger, this recipe would have made around 4 dozen cookies.
- I never realized how efficient an electric mixer was until we had made cupcakes using a whisk and then made these cookies with the mixer. The prep time is essentially cut in half, which was nice because it gave us more time to catch up.
- At the time, I found this hilariously funny: the oven, with the towels on either side, resembles a puppet show theatre. And at one point, some of the cookies were baking into each other so I accused them of kissing and pulled the towel curtains closed to give them some privacy. Gosh I am strange sometimes.