The Best (though not the healthiest) Chocolate Chip Cookie

June 25, 2013

Chocolate Chip Cookie

If you were a cookie what kind would you be?

I would be a maple chocolate chip cookie. Crispy on the edges, soft and chewy in the middle – with pockets of soft chocolate in every bite.  A sweet cookie, with just enough saltiness for contrast. An aesthetically pleasing cookie. A creative cookie – with unexpected surprises. Cookie that is complex in flavor yet simple to make.

Chocolate Chip Cookie

I know, I know – this isn’t really a Cucee-healthy dessert BUT I have found a way to healthify it – I only eat one cookie at a time!

A trick in getting the right texture is under-baking it just a tiny bit and then leaving it on a cookie sheet to rest for 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. This creates a crispy cookie with a heavenly soft interior.

Don’t forget to eat just one!

The Best (though not the healthiest) Chocolate Chip Cookie

Adapted from Not Without Salt

Chocolate Chip cookie

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 360ºF.  Set rack in the middle of the oven.
  2. Cream the butter and the sugars on medium-high speed until light, 4-5 minutes.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl a couple of times during this process.  Continue mixing while adding the eggs one at a time.  Make sure each egg is incorporated before adding the next.  Add the vanilla.  Scrape down the bowl with a spatula.  Combine the flour, soda and salt in another bowl.  Mix with a whisk.  With the machine on low, slowly add almost all the flour.  Reserve just a bit of the mixture.  Remove the bowl from the mixer and add the last bit of flour along with the chocolate.  Stir with a spatula until just combined.
  3. Using a large ice cream scoop, scoop out mounds of dough making sure there is about 2 inches between each cookie.  Do not crowd them and there is no need to press the dough down.  Sprinkle each mound with a bit of sea salt.
  4. Bake sheets, one at time, until the cookies are lightly golden on the edges and a bit gooey in the center, about 12 minutes.  Do not overbake!  Remove sheet from oven and allow to sit undisturbed for two minutes.  Then carefully transfer cookies to a cooling rack.  Repeat with the remaining sheets.

Chocolate Chip cookie

Drink pairing

Definitely a glass of cold milk or iced coffee

Chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

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