On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me...
The best chocolate chip cookies in the world, and Sugarwater Ranch by Stephanie Berget!
Jumbo Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
41/4 cups King Arthur unbleached all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3 sticks butter (Land O Lakes or another premium brand. It makes a difference!)
11/4 cups sugar
11/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
2 Tablespoons Vanilla (yes, you read that right...Tablespoons...trust me)
1 12 ounce pkg chocolate chips (I urge you to use Ghirardelli, it makes a difference)
Heat oven to 375. Put your 3 sticks of butter into your mixing bowl and stick in the oven while it preheats. Leave in until the sticks are halfway melted (about 5 minutes). Don't know why this makes them so yummy, but it does.
Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder in medium bowl and set aside. Add sugars to your butter (use a hot pad until the bowl cools down) Mix until creamy. Add eggs one at a time until well mixed, then add Vanilla and mix. Gradually add flour mixture until well blended. Add chocolate chips.
Drop 1/4 cup balls onto cookie sheet covered in foil. ( you can make them smaller, just adjust your cooking time) Bake for 9-12 minutes. Only until the they are slightly golden brown. These are chewy, so don't overcook. My oven cooks fast, so I only cook for nine minutes. Let stand for 1-2 minutes, then transfer to wire rack.
As part of The 12 Days of Christmas celebration, Stephanie donated a PB copy of Sugarwater Ranch with a keychain to the prize list. Click HERE for this and many more random drawings. To follow the celebration, find a new recipe, pick up a holiday decorating or shopping tip, click HERE.
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