When I saw the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies on Jenna’s Blog last week- I knew I had to make them. They looked and sounded amazing. These cookies took a little more time and patience than what I’m used to- but I went for it. I realized that I could take my time and go for the quality over quantity. Typically when I bake- I like to bake 2-3 things at a time and I’m rushing through it. I followed each step very carefully to make sure that my cookies turned out perfect.
I started with the following ingredients:
Sifted together the flour and baking soda
Cut up 14 tablespoons of butter (yes, 14)
10 of the 14 tablespoons went into a pan over medium heat. This was the part that made me the most nervous! I had to brown the butter without burning it. This is the step that makes the cookies “perfect”
I was really excited to use one of my new pans for the first time! We’ve finally unpacked all of our gifts and organized them.
The recipe said that it would take about 2 minutes to melt the butter… it took longer for me
When all 10 tablespoons of butter were melted, this is when you start swirling the pan. You swirl so you don’t burn. I was told by the recipe that I would just know when the butter was ready. Again, this took longer for me, and made me super nervous…. But finally, after swirling the pan for about 5 minutes, I achieved the dark golden brown color, and the amazing caramel smell.
I pulled the butter off of the heat, poured it over the rest of the butter, and whisked it until all was melted.
Added the white sugar
Dark brown sugar
Whisked in 1 egg and 1 egg white
Then waited patiently for 3 minutes
Whisked again for 30 seconds- then I repeated this a few times in order to make the mixture thick and shiny.
Added the flour and baking soda and whisked until just combined
3 tablespoons of batter were scooped onto the cookie sheet to form each perfect cookie
By the way, the batter smelled AMAZING! Like caramel… yum!
I baked the first batch on parchment paper and the second on a silicone baking pad. It’s interesting because the batch baked on parchment paper turned out much better than the other. It’s strange because I’ve used it before without any problems. They cooked for a shorter amount of time- but still turned out fine.
These turned out to be delicious! I had one tonight… Marc will need to be the official taste tester so he’ll have a couple as well. I’ll have about 13 left after that. Who wants one?!??!
If you guys have any requests, please let me know. I love to bake, but I don’t love to eat everything by myself! I don’t make cakes or cupcakes that often, but would love to. Anything you’re craving that I can whip up for you?