Thursday, July 23, 2009

Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

I previously posted this recipe but I adapted it just a smidgen and took a new and improved photo. These are great cookies! Soft and chewy with a little tiny crunch, one of my Favorites!

1 stick (soft) butter
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 (+) Tbl water (the amount of water will vary depending on the consistency/temperature of your butter and also the size(volume) of your egg.)

1/2 C Rice Crispy Cereal
1/2 C White Sugar
1/2 C Brown Sugar
1/2 C Quick Oats
1 1/2 C Flour
3/4 tea Baking Soda
1/4 tea Salt
1/4 tea Baking Powder
3/4 C Chocolate Chips

In bowl combine and cream together sugar, butter, vanilla and egg then add dry ingredients and mix well. If you are doing a cookie jar layer in order (minus the wet ingredients of course). These are great gifts!

Preheat oven and bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes, don't over cook.

* NOTE - I have done these in advance and used my cookie scoop to place drops on a parchment lined cookie sheet and froze them. You can take them straight from the freezer and bake. My only word of caution is that when you freeze them they loose a little moisture and have a tendency to not flatten out so lean more towards the 3 Tbl water if you are going to freeze them. When frozen they are fantastic treats when you are in a hurry or have an urgent craving!

I love these!


jigowatt said...

Mmmm, I want some of these right now. Okay, maybe when I get home.

Jen said...

Hey! I was SO stoked to try these I went out and bought rice crispies and choc. chips and then I just didn't tell us how much butter, eggs, vanilla and such...??!!! AUGH! I need to make them right!

Jen said...

Hey Jen! No worries! I googled the recipe ingredients and found one very similar, if not exact. I made them last night and they were delicious although not NEARLY as beautiful as yours! Mine were lumpy and cakey, not nice and flat. I do have a couple of questions the directions, you say "In bowl combine sugar, butter, vanilla and egg and cream" Does that mean "cream" the ingredients together or should I be adding cream? Also you said, "lean more towards the 3 Tbl water if you are going to freeze them" but I didn't see anywhere in the recipe where we add water. Sorry for all the questions, but I just want to be sure I get it right. I am NOT a cooking sensation like you I need exact directions. :o)
BTW...I love your blog. Any and Every time I am stumped about what to make for any occasion, I come to your blog for my inspiration! Thanks!