Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

While you can't beat a good Nezle Tulhouze (you've seen that Friends episode, right?), this is my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe.  I've adapted several recipes over the years to make MY perfect chocolate chip cookie.  The oatmeal gives it a great texture and the extra salt is just perfect.  Everyone needs a good chocolate chip cookie recipe; if you don't have one, this should be it.  

I made these for us to eat while we watched the Razorback game on TV, and boy, did we ever eat!! I'm glad I put half the dough in the fridge for later....

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 heaping teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter, room temperature (2 sticks)
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 (12-ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. 
Whisk flour, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl.
Beat together butter, sugars, and vanilla in large bowl with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour mixture and rolled oats. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop batter by well-rounded teaspoonfuls (I use a tiny ice cream scoop) onto a baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden.

Cool cookies on sheets for 2 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.