Some like them crispy, some like them soft, I like them fluffy! 🙂 Chocolate Chip Cookies have never been my specialty and considering I don’t use crisco/shortening to keep things a bit more healthy when baking it makes perfecting a cookie all the harder. I usually mix up a batch, carefully scoop the dough on the tray with high hopes of a fluffy outcome, put them in the oven, then 10 minutes later they have run all over the tray and the smoke alarm is making it’s delightful noise! 😉 But, I finally found a recipe that turns out fluffy and soft EVERY TIME! The creator boasts that this recipe creates the “puffiest” cookie and, though they aren’t the fluffiest I have seen, they definitely hit the “fluffy cookie” spot for me. 🙂 So, what makes this recipe different than others? Chilled butter & baking powder! Most Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes just have baking soda and call for “softened” butter. These simple modifications definitely did the trick! 🙂 How about you? Do you prefer them crispy or soft?
Original recipe from bunsinmyoven.com with a few modifications from me!
Yields 12 large cookies
- 1 stick cold butter, cut into small cubes
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
- 2 TBS granulated sugar
- 1 large egg, cold
- 1 TBS vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 heaping tsp salt
- 1 heaping cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place parchment on large baking sheet.
- Beat the cold butter and sugar until barely combined (not creamed, not fluffy, not runny- still very cold) Then beat in the egg and vanilla until combined.
- In a separate, medium-sized bowl, mix together the dry ingredients, then add them in 2 batches to the wet dough. Once mixed together, add in the chocolate chips, and be liberal with them! You only make puffy chocolate cookies for the first time once 🙂
- Using an ice cream scooper, scoop out the cookie dough onto your baking. Bake your cookies for 11-13 minutes or until the outsides are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes or as long as your willpower holds.
- Then devour!