Sunday, September 5, 2010


So I have discovered the BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe EVER. Unfortunately, I can't take credit for it. Jenna, from Eat, Live, Run posted it here. She calls them My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies, and now I can say that they are MY favorite as well. (Sorry, mom.)

So here's what I used:

Your ingredients are pretty similar to other choc. chip cookie recipes, but no white sugar. The star is the dark brown sugar.

Now, Jenna suggests mixing your ingredients in two separate dishes. First, mix your flour, baking soda, and salt in one bowl, then set aside.

(Probably the most exciting picture of all time.)

Then you mix your butter and brown sugar. 

Once it's evenly blended, add each egg, one at a time. Then your vanilla. Mix until creamy. 

Add in your flour mixture but don't overwork. This is key because she says if you overwork the dough the cookies will spread out too far on the baking sheet and will end up flat. Carefully mix in as many chocolate chips as you want. I added the whole bag.

I made golf ball size dough balls to put on my awesome cookie sheets that my Aunt Penny gave me. 

Bake at 350* for 12 minutes. 

The result will be these bad boys: 

I had about four once they were done because I couldn't stop myself. The rest are in the freezer waiting until Tuesday to be sent 5,000 miles east. 

Make some! Here is the recipe.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, by Jenna @ Eat, Live, Run

2.5 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups packed dark brown sugar
2 eggs
2 sticks butter, softened
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each one. Add the vanilla and mix gently to combine.
  • Add the flour to the butter and mix. Carefully stir in the chocolate chips. Bake at 350 for about twelve minutes, or until golden.


  1. Shannie - I tried these today and they turned out yummy! Must be all that brown sugar ;) You are becoming quite the cook/baker - lucky Paul (if he ever gets here!)

  2. I'm going to try these today shanonnonionnnnn....I will let you know :)

  3. Mom - Now I want some more! I will have to make some again soon :)

  4. I love reading your recipes and procedures!! I am going to try your cookies...afraid I will want to eat them all...will have to freeze them like you did and then try to stay out of the freezer!!!!