Today I’m participating in Quinn’s Cookie Exchange. Quinn is the MC of Angela Felsted’s recently released YA novel, CHASTE.
I am sharing my famous Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. And yeah, you may have a recipe for chocolate chip cookies, but this one is better. (IMHO) 😉
Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever
2 ¼ C. flour
1 t. baking soda
½ t. salt
1 C. butter softened (not melted)
¾ C. packed brown sugar
½ C. granulated white sugar
2 t. vanilla extract
1 (12 oz) package semi-sweet chocolate chips (I usually use a lot less).
Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl; set aside. Cream butter, brown and white sugar in a large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg; beat well. Gradually add in flour mixture; mix well. Stir in chocolate chips by hand. Drop by rounded tablespoons, 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 9 to 12 minutes or until golden brown (We like them just before they turn brown so they’re super chewy). Drop the pan of cookies onto the floor (face-up obviously) to make the cookies dense and chewy. It sometime takes a couple of tries to get them to drop all the way. Be sure it’s on a carpeted surface and if you use a baking stone, be sure to remove the wire holder before you drop it. Move cookies to wire rack to cool.
Yield: approximately 3 dozen cookies.
~~~ Okay, I’m sure you just skimmed the recipe, but I am making a note here that is VERY important. The trick to making these the best cookies ever is DROPPING THEM. Yep. Drop the whole pan on the ground (from about a foot up). If you fail to do this, the cookies will be Meh. So don’t skip it!
And in case you haven’t read the blurb for CHASTE yet, here you go:
When he steps into his physics class on the first day of senior year, Quinn Walker is too exhausted from staying up all night with his three-month-old nephew to deal with moral dilemmas. As a devout Mormon who has vowed to wait until marriage for sex, the last thing he needs is a very hot and very sexy Katarina Jackson as his physics partner. Regrettably, he has no choice.
Kat feels invisible in her mansion of a home six months after losing her older brother in a fatal car crash and will do anything to get her parents’ attention. Since her pastor father has no love for Quinn’s “fake” religion and her ex-boyfriend refuses to leave her alone, she makes an impulsive bet with her friends to seduce her holier-than-thou lab partner by Christmas.