The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie
I have been trying for years at this point to create the best chocolate chip cookie from scratch and I am one to tell you right now, this is a fucking art. Every other time I have attempted, I'd beat myself up later for just throwing away ingredients. Of course my husband eats almost anything but it still bummed me out that this was one thing I could not accomplish. So last night came, my husband was out at work, its 2:31am and I'm like "I am going to to make some damn cookies and I am going to take my time and not pressure myself. I have to be delicate". And that is what the fuck I did. I did it! I perfected a chocolate chip recipe that was to DIE for. It was chewy (even the morning after), there was no strange after taste, they did not spread, the flavor was so delicious, the chips were soft but not completely melted. Are you ready for this dedication you're about to put in for some a bomb cookie?
1 1/8 cups all purpose flour (1 cup plus two tablespoons)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter cold (1 stick)
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes (shredded coconut)
Mix your dry ingredients in a separate large bowl.
In a smaller bowl, cut up your cold stick of butter into small squares and press the squares into your sugar (remember you have to use brown sugar because any other sugar is not going to leave your cookies moist). Leave some lumps and do not over cream with your fingers, the last thing we want is for the butter to melt.
Beat an egg separately and add to this butter mixture.
Add in the vanilla extract and mix for one minute with a spoon. Be gentle and keep the lumps in your mixture.
Next, fold your lumpy mixture in with your flour mixture until you make a ball. Press in your chocolate chips and coconut flakes. Your ball should not stick to the side of the bowl and if you have extra flour sitting in the bowl, cover your ball of dough with a thin layer.
Roll your dough into small balls and put into the freezer for 30-35 minutes
Take them out of the freezer, place the balls on a baking sheet, and bake for 12 minutes.
Once the baking is complete, remove from the oven, and let the cookies cool for 10 minutes!
You're welcome! Enjoy!