I just hosted an Art and Wine Show at our house and I made my favorite cookies. They were a huge hit; I think it is the combined sweet and salty taste. I actually found this recipe on- line years ago and it has become a family favorite. So Alice, whomever and wherever you are, thank you for the best cookie recipe ever. I hope you all enjoy them as much as we do.
1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup brown sugar ( I actually prefer dark)
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups (12 oz) all-purpose flour *If at all possible, please weigh the flour
1 tsp. smallish-medium coarse sea salt *please do not use table salt, the sea salt gives the cookies a nice flavor and hints of texture.
1 tsp. baking soda (sometimes I do less because I prefer a chewy cookie)
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 cups/16 oz of semi-sweet chocolate chips *I use Nestle Toll-House
Preheat oven to 360 degrees. Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar until it is nice and fluffy (approx. 5 minutes on medium speed on a K-5). Add both eggs and vanilla and beat for an additional 2 minutes. Add baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour until cookie batter is fully incorporated. Finally add chocolate chips until well distributed. The cookie batter should be somewhat thick. Drop about 2 tablespoons of dough or use a medium cookie scoop and plop the batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges are nice and golden brown. Remove from heat and allow the cookies to stay on the cookie sheet for an additional 2 minutes. Pick up the parchment paper with the cookies still on top and transfer to a cool non-porous surface. Allow the cookies to cool on the paper for at least 3 minutes before serving. Enjoy!