Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Best Dang Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happy Housewarming to Chris & Tiffany!

We spent this past Saturday back home in Ocala for Chris & Tiff's
They closed on their new home a few weeks after
he proposed, so a joint party seemed logical.

I decided to whip up a batch of a good old fashioned
Chocolate Chip Cookies!

I don't think I've given you a cookie recipe 
so I'll start you with something classic :)

I loooovvee the New York Times
recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies!
The recipe first ran back in 2008 and I'm convinced
that they are the most fabulous cookies ever.

The ingredients are pretty much the same as most CC cookie recipes- 
its the dough refrigeration that makes the huge difference.
As David Leite described, 
refrigeration allows for the dough and other ingredients to fully absorb
the liquid, resulting in a drier dough which bakes to a better consistency.
Fun fact for the day!
48 hours IS a long time to wait 
for Chocolate Chip cookies-
but well worth the wait. 

Okay, okay here's the recipe..
1 2/3 c Cake Flour
1 2/3 Bread Flour 
1 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 1/2 tsp coarse salt
1 1/4 c Unsalted Butter
1 1/4 c Packed Light Brown Sugar
8 oz Granulated Sugar
2 Large Eggs
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
20 oz Bittersweet Chocolate Chips

1. Sift together dry ingredients. Set aside.
2. Combine butter and sugars with electric mixer for about 5 minutes.
Mix in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla. Reduce speed to low and
add dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated. Stir in CCs. 
3. Place dough in airtight container and refrigerate for 24-36 hours.
4. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
5. Bake 18-20 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Let cool.

Throw these sweet little treats in a cute cookie jar,
tie a pretty bow around the top and you're all set with a
housewarming gift! 

But I didn't stop there... 
I clearly have a thing for framed monograms
with embellishments. 
Literally, I have made them for almost all of my girlfriends.

I bought a distressed looking frame, the "V",
burlap and the burlap rose from Michael's. 
Looks sooo cute in their new home :)

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