This recipe is pretty self explanatory. They are very large chocolate chip cookies. I decided to go big in celebration of Rob and I getting our first Pfizer shots. Great experience at CVS overall, topped off by 80s music being played in the store. First song I heard- “The Glory of Love” by Peter Cetera. How I love that song! (And the movie it was in – “Karate Kid 2”) I was (still am actually) a huge fan of a songs in that genre from that decade. Lionel Richie was the best! Anyways, I felt a huge relief after getting the shot.. Like a big step toward the road back to normal. This has been an incredibly difficult past 12 months for so many people. Our light is at the end of the tunnel. Anyways, to celebrate, I present these cookies. Yes, they are large, but if you eat two or three of the small ones, you may as well have a big one!
I subbed one yolk for an egg to make the cookies softer. I also added cornstarch to keep the cookies puffy. If you don’t have cake flour, you can sift together 3 /4 cup flour and 1 tbs cornstarch.
Remember – scoop your flour from your flour container into your measuring cup. Also chill your mounds of dough for at least an hour. And, preheat your oven for 20 minutes before baking. The oven cycles through various temperatures and gets to the right temp after 20 minutes.
- 1/2 cup butter (cold, I grated with a cheese grater to make it easier to use. You can also chop it into little squares)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 yolk
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 3/4 cup cake flour
- 1 tsp Cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Directions – cream butter, brown sugar and sugar. Add egg and yolk. Blend in dry ingredients. It takes a while to come together. I actually used my hands like I was making meatballs at this point. Fold in chips. Divide dough into 8 equal amounts and form mounds. Chill a few hours. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick,baking liners. On a cookie sheet lined with nonstick baking liners, stagger cookies. Preheat oven to 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Bake 8 to 9 minutes (light golden spots on top). Cool completely. Store in covered container.