I call these the perfect crunchy (outside) and chewy (inside) cookies. These cookies are great with a glass of warm milk or eaten alone!
I make these cookies from a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe but it’s actually very versatile. You can mix your chocolate chip to the batter or just top your cookie with the chocolate chips or mini Hershey’s Kisses. Instead of chocolate chips, you can top it with Smarties or M&M’s (Lacasitos for those who are in Spain ^^). Or, if you don’t have any of these on hand, top it with jimmies or sprinkles!
This is so easy and quick to make! This recipe will yield 2 dozens of large cookies.
You will need:
2 1/3 cups of all-purpose flour
1 pack of baking soda (the baking soda I use comes in a pack as shown above)
a pinch of salt
2 medium-sized eggs
3/4 cup of softened unsalted butter (When I know my MIL wants some cookie, I actually make my cookie with 50% butter and 50% olive oil. ^^)
2/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cups granulated white sugar + 2 tbsp. vanilla sugar (optional, if you don’t have vanilla extract)
1/4 tsp. vanilla or lemon extracts (optional,if you don’t have the vanilla sugar)
In a bowl, mix together the flour, salt and baking soda. After mixing well with a whisk, sieve the flour mixture. Set aside.
In a different bowl, beat the butter. It’s always best for the butter to be softened in room temperature. But if you are in a hurry to try this recipe, what I typically do is I slice the block of butter in 2″ x 2″ cube and microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Do not liquify, just soften a little. Pour in the brown sugar and white sugar + vanilla sugar. The vanilla sugar is of course optional. If you have the vanilla extract or lemon extract, no need to add the vanilla sugar. You can also add at this moment the vanilla or lemon extract, whichever floats your boat! ^^) Beat together until creamy.
Scrape down your bowl and add the two medium-sized eggs and beat until the eggs are well incorporated.
Add the flour mixture, spoonfuls by spoonfuls to the butter and egg mixture. Pour in the chocolate chips if you’d like to add some, if not, leave the dough as is.
Now, turn on the oven and set it to 175ºC. Line your cookie tray with a baking sheet.
If you want large cookies, scoop a tablespoonful of cookie dough. Shape into a ball with your hands. Make sure your hands are oiled (olive oil in my case) so the dough won’t stick to your hands. In a cookie sheet, you can place 6 well-spaced cookie doughs. Flatten the dough ball with your fingers. Make sure they are well spaced as these will turn into a really large cookie when baked, about 10 cm. in diameter! Sprinkle it with desired topping like jimmies or sprinkles, M&M’s, Smarties, Hershey’s kisses, chocolate chips, etc. You would need to push the toppings a bit down to the cookie dough. You can use the back of a teaspoon for this. If you find your dough is too sticky or maybe you added too much liquid (butter or oil) I find it helpful to chill the dough before working with it.
Bake your cookies. You’ll know the cookies are done when the edges of the cookies have already turned brown. I cannot tell you how long it took to bake the cookies as I typically am rolling, flattening and sprinkling jimmies to another batch of cookies while the first batch of cookies are baking in the oven.
Let cool on a rack.
When transferring the cookie to the cooling rack, you can use a spatula since the cookie will be quite soft at this point. Don’t worry as this will harden while the cookies are cooling in the rack.
Your kitchen must smell like heaven by this time! Your husband and your kids will be reaching for a cookie, it won’t matter to them if the cookies are still hot, they would get a paper napkin, place the cookie on it, go back to the living room with the cookie cradled in their hands as if it’s a treasure. When the cookies are finally warm, not a bit hot anymore, just warm, they’d munch on it with a warm glass of milk on the other hand. They will then go back to the kitchen for more. ^^)
Those above are the jimmies-topped cookies I made for my daughter’s birthday.
The sprinkles weren’t bad at all, they did not melt.
The hearts sugar worked well, too.
I didn’t have much luck with the pearls, though. They literally have melted into the dough. You might consider this if you are making cookies for a party. It of course tastes just as delicious as the rest but it didn’t look as nice, though ^^)
I couldn’t resist the heavenly smell of the cookies and gave in to the temptation. Crunchy outside, soft and chewy inside! I baked these at 6PM yesterday. I baked 2 dozens! And as of 6PM today, there were only 6 pieces left ^^)
Do promise me you’ll make these delicious cookies this weekend! And tell me how much you and your family loved it ^^)
This recipe was first seen in my sewing blog, To Sew With Love.
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