So far all of my blogger buddies participating in this years Comfort Foods Feast with the Food Network have shared our favorite comfort recipes for pot pies and potatoes. Today we are all sharing our favorite recipes for chocolate chip cookies!
Okay, so I adore chocolate chip cookies! Everyone who knows me knows that this is my all-time favorite cookie! So, you can imagine my delight when I saw chocolate chip cookie recipe requests in this week’s Food Network’s Comfort Foods Feast!
Drum roll please… Allow me to introduce you to my Colossal Chocolate Chippers! These is my all-time favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe — hands down!
Santa was a very happy boy when he arrived at our home to find a warm fire, a cold glass of organic milk and my colossal chocolate chippers on a shiny red plate waiting for him!
If I were a betting woman, I’d bet that Santa’s all-time favorite cookie this year was mine! I wonder if he sent Mrs. Clause to my site so that she could make them for him throughout the other eleven months of the year. That would certainly help him keep his hug-able Santa figure! Or perhaps he’s made a batch himself for the hard-working elves.
But wait! I’m not done. Being the chocolate chip cookie connoisseur that I am I have other ideas for you, but first some cookie baking tips from my cookbook, You Never Cook Alone:
COOKIE BAKING TIPS
1. Are your cookies coming out hard and dry? Try substituting half of the granulated sugar in your recipe with brown sugar. Unlike regular sugar, brown sugar contains both glucose and fructose, which pulls moisture from the air, even after the cookies have been baked. The result is cookies that are not only moist and chewy, but deeper in color and flavor.
2. Take your cookies out of the oven before they are finished baking all the way. They should be just a touch undercooked. Cookies continue to harden once they are removed from the oven.
3. We unfortunately never have trouble keeping our cookies fresh because we eat them way too quickly, but if you do manage to store your cookies, place them in a container or freezer bag with a piece of sliced bread to keep them fresh! Change the bread slice every couple of days.
4. Always preheat your oven before baking your cookies unless otherwise stated.
Cast Iron Skillets
Have you ever tried making my Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie? Oh, what that cast iron pan did for that cookie – sinfully comforting and delicious!
We served our skillet cookie with a scoop of our favorite vanilla bean ice cream – divine!
I love a nice scoop of ice cream sandwiched between two outrageously delicious chocolate chip cookies, too!
Some more please!
We also love making s’mores using chocolate chip cookies in place of graham crackers — so good!
Chocolate Dipped Cookies
If you like the combination of sweet and salty like me, you may also like my Sweet and Salty White Chocolate Cranberry Oat Cookies.
A nice thing to do for someone special is to jar up the dry ingredients in your favorite chocolate chip recipe and give it to a friend like I did here.
Attach the recipe so your friend will know what wet ingredients to add and be sure to include instructions and any tips you may have.
Mini Muffin Pans
I love using my mini muffin pan to create unique desserts using cookie doughs. One of my favorites I found over at Kevin and Amanda’s. It’s their sinful Chocolate Chip Lava Cups! Yes, you heard right and they are so easy to put together! I think a peanut butter/chocolate filling would, well, be the bomb as well! Can I get a witness?
I could go on for days discussing all of my best-loved chocolate chip cookie recipes but for now these are a few of my favorites.
Be sure to drop on by my friends who have also shared their favorite chocolate chip recipes just for you, too!
Big Girls, Small Kitchen: Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookie Breakfast Bars
Jeanette’s Healthy Living: Gluten-Free Chocolate Cranberry Walnut Cookies
What’s Gaby Cooking: Salted Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
The Lemon Bowl: Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
From My Corner of Saratoga: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Napa Farmhouse 1885: New Year’s Resolution Chocolate Chip Cookies
Red or Green?: Tao’s Double-Chocolate Chip Cookies
Made By Michelle: The Best Blondies, Ever
Cooking With Elise: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Sweet Life Bike: Dulce de Leche Chocolate Chip Cookies
Virtually Homemade: Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies
The Cultural Dish: Chocolate Chip Cookie Goodness
Thursday Night Dinner: Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake
Dishin & Dishes: Chocolaty Chocolate Chip Cookies
Daily*Dishin: Chocolate Chip and Candied Bacon Cookies With Pecans
Devour:5 Takes on Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
FN Dish: The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie