Mmmmm... What could be better than soft, chewy cookies fresh out of the oven? I haven't tried these yet, but they sure sound yummy! This recipe was adapted from Todd Wilbur's book Top Secret Recipes.www.TopSecretRecipes.com
- 1 lb butter, softened
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1⁄3 cup water
- 1 1⁄2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips (or more if you desire)
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Cream the butter, eggs, molasses, vanilla and water in a medium bowl.
- In a large bowl sift together the sugars, baking powder, baking soda, salt and flour.
- Combine the moist mixture with the dry mixture; add the chocolate chips.
- Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place them 1-inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
- Be careful not to over bake!
One of the BEST cookie recipes EVER. They come out of the oven real puffy but they 'wrinkle up' as they cool. Best when they're a little undercooked so the middle is still gooey. I divided the recipe by 4 and still got over 30 cookies! Of course I had to add more vanilla (it just makes them taste better) but that was the only thing i did differently. Definitely soft and chewy just they way a chocolate chip cookie is supposed to be!
THis is the recipe I use...its perfect. Except in my recipe book it calls for 18 ozs chocolate chips. Also, I learned a trcik for them not to come out flat. Refrigerate/freeze slightly. Form into balls. They rise more and do not come out flat. These cookies also come out better of you make them smaller.
This recipe was created by Todd Wilbur for his book "Top Secret Recipes". (Penguin/Putnam 1993)