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Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Even though the holiday season is just about gone, I still can’t stop baking… or cooking for that matter. Plus… there’s always room for chocolate chip cookies… right?!? Amuse me and nod your head “YES.”


In my book, when it comes down to cookies, chocolate chip is the all time classic! Give me one of these with a glass of ice cold milk and my belly is happy!

When is comes to cookies, I’m pretty picky about the size. I like a nice size cookie that takes up at least the size of my palm, and takes around seven bites to eat. Seven bites is good enough to thoroughly enjoy the cookie.

For a good seven bite cookie, I use a small ice cream scoop (or heaping tablespoon) to scoop out the cookies.



The result is this perfect seven bite chocolate chip cookie


Recipe adapted from Barefoot Contessa

2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature

1 cup light brown sugar

1/2 granulated sugar

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

2 large eggs at room temperature

2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon kosher salt

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Cream butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light a fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs, mix well. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix at low speed. Fold in chocolate chips.

Using a small ice cream scoop, or a heaping tablespoon, drop the dough on a baking sheet about 2.5-3 inches apart. Flatten dough slightly with hands. Bake for 15 minutes (no more, no less). Remove from oven and let cool slightly in the pan, then transfer to cooling rack.



Question of Day….

What’s your perfect size cookie? Are you a bite size cookie person or a seven bite cookie lover like me?

16 Responses

  1. Jessica said on December 29, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    They look delish! I like a big cookie. ๐Ÿ™‚ Shocking, I know.

  2. Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) said on December 29, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    I like mini cookies (but then I can have a few!)

  3. katie said on December 29, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    ahh love the classic cookie! cant go wrong!

  4. Lu said on December 29, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    I like a medium sized cookie. Say, about 5 bites or so. Yes, that’s medium to me. ๐Ÿ™‚ I also love the Barefoot Contessa.

  5. Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen said on December 29, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    As long as it’s a cookie, I’m fine with whatever size it is ๐Ÿ™‚ And Barefoot Contessa is the best when it comes to baked goods!

  6. lynn @ the actors diet said on December 29, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    i like my cookies big. then i just eat one and feel satisfied, rather than 5 little ones.

  7. Lauren said on December 29, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    I don’t really care about the circumference of my cookie as long as it is THICK.

  8. Light Delight with Tou Tou said on December 29, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    hahahahah I love your definition of perfect size cookie!! 7 bites ??/ I never really count, but will do it next time I eat the cookie ๐Ÿ˜€ that ice cream scoop, for sure is a great measure for a cookie!! obviously my measure with tsp does not make a perfect palm sized cookie ;-D

    holiday is not over yet, keep on making more sweets, puleeease!

  9. said on December 29, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Nothing better than a perfect chocolate chip cookie. Yum.

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  10. SchieรŸpulver Tee said on December 29, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    I like chocolate chip cookie very much.You are creative in cooking.I have never thought to make it at home.I think its not that much hard to make it.Thank you for this recipe.

  11. Karine said on December 30, 2009 at 7:37 am

    It is always the time to eat chocolate chips cookies ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy New Year!

  12. The Candid RD said on December 30, 2009 at 9:12 am

    mmm, I like the BIG cookies!! In fact I bought two giant cookies from Whole Foods last night to crumble in our ice cream on New Year’s eve ๐Ÿ™‚ Big and soft is my favorite.

  13. Naomi(onefitfoodie) said on December 30, 2009 at 9:21 am

    classic and delicious!!! Love these…I like the bite sized one bc then I can eat more of them!!

  14. Shannon (The Daily Balance) said on December 30, 2009 at 9:44 am

    I need at LEAST seven bites! But that does sound like a pretty well-thought-out number ๐Ÿ˜‰ these look amazing, thanks for sharing!

  15. Jacquie said on December 30, 2009 at 10:34 am

    All I can say is that I love chocolate chip cookies (i made my own recipe for the ones I make) and they look fabulous. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ll bring you some of mine when we meet up…

  16. Heather said on December 31, 2009 at 4:21 am

    for me it depends on when I will be eating them. If i am going to have something sweet with my lunch, then i just want one or two tiny cookies. (half dollar sized-ish)

    but if i am truly indulging because i am SERIOUS about treating myself or snacking on a cookie – then it has got to be ginormous! especially if it has any kind of toffee in it ๐Ÿ˜‰