Faith’s Choco Bliss Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

I’m starting another new segment on food! Since there’s a holiday coming up and I’m sure many of you will be attending cook-outs, I thought I’d share one my favorite recipes for — dessert of course! We can enjoy everything in moderation or put in extra exercise time when we indulge. Life is meant to be enjoyed after all!

I made these cookies for the local firefighters when visiting a friend about two years ago and they were a hit then. They travel well and remain moist. You can also freeze either the dough or the cookies and they taste even better the day after. I like to pair them with an Orange Muscat from the Santa Barbara region. A slightly salty, creamy goat’s milk cheese like something from Vermont Creamery is also a nice contrasting accompaniment. Enjoy!

Faith’s Choco Bliss Chocolate Chip Cookies

2.5 cups flour

1.5 cups white sugar

2 extra large eggs

1 cup brown sugar

¾ teaspoon baking soda

¾ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 cup butter (softened)

2 cups chocolate chips (milk or dark or a combo if you prefer)

Preheat your oven to 350º degrees F
I prefer mixing by hand, but if you’re doing several batches at once then a electric mixer is best unless you’re counting this as part of your strength training regime for the day!

Using one large bowl (glass, wood or metal is fine) combine sugars until they are evenly distributed.

Using a spatula gently stir the butter into your sugar mixture to a creamy consistency. The butter should be soft and slightly melted enough to fold quickly. Buttery sugar is so yummy!
Add vanilla and eggs to the sugar/butter mixture. Stir until mixed well.
Using one smaller bowl and a sifter mix the flour, salt and baking soda. If you’re not as anal retentive as I am you can skip the sifter, but double check that the baking soda and salt have been distributed evenly.

Combine the flour mixture with the butter/sugar/vanilla mixture and stir just long enough to mix them. Do NOT over do it !! The batter combo should be slightly firm.

Add chocolate chips. I prefer a higher-grade, higher cocoa-content chocolate {i.e. Valrhona}, but milk chocolate or white chocolate will also hold well with this dough. I don’t like overly sweet cookies. If you do, you may add another ½ c of sugar. Again, fold the chocolate into the batter.

**Foodie Corner Tips & Tricks

I like to use room temperature eggs that have been slightly beaten in a separate bowl before adding, but it’s not necessary. I also prefer a high quality Madagascar vanilla extract, brown organic eggs, Irish butter [like KerryGold – you can find it in many supermarkets], baker’s sugar and flour – but whatever you have handy in the fridge and pantry is fine.
Option: 1 c. chopped nuts of choice (walnuts, pecans, almonds) or dried fruit like cranberries.

Use a silicone baking sheet or line with paper (parchment/waxed) if using a traditional metal sheet.

Scoop out a dollop-sized portion of cookie dough with a spoon or ice cream utensil, roll in the palm of your hand to even batter out before dropping onto cookie sheet. Curious about the size of a dollop? Join your index and thumb in a circle which is a good size estimate for a cookie that’s just right.

Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges are slightly browned. Remove immediately and allow cookies to cool .

Serves: about 30 cookies

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13 Replies to “Faith’s Choco Bliss Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie”

  1. ……maybe I should hook these up for the 'cue…..even though I've worked out all week!!!!!! Oh, so hard to resist the deliciousness!!!!!

  2. Faith, I think you know more about chocolate than me though.I'm such a chocoholic that I'll go into a store and pick up ANY piece of chocolate,no matter how cheap or expensive,buy it and DEVOUR it without even looking at the label to see what kinda chocolate I'm eating.
    For real.

    But for some reason I like to eat dark chocolate in a melted state more than eating it as a solid.When I eat a solid dark chocolate,especially if it's thick, I have to keep a piece in my mouth for a long time until it melts.During that time I get angry if people try and speak to me because I'm so focused on savoring the chocolate while it melts ,SMH

    I just had an ice cream snickers because of this post.I now ave to run up and down the steps a few times to work it off before I lie down

  3. noooooo, I'm a chocoholic!!!
    I'm so going to the store for this.I've got everything but the chocolate and my baking soda is too old.

  4. You are wrong for those cookies…just when I'm trying to kick up the yoga in the mornings before work…

    Adding in the fruit would be heavenly. I love the taste of chocolate and something juicy and sweet. (Besides, technically, 1 cup is one serving of fruit. Just because you have to eat 24 delicious morsels to get to it doesn't change that fact.) 😉

    1. Some folks have allergies though. I also prefer my nuts be toasted, but everyone has their specific tastes.

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