Crisp Chocolate Cookies

As you know I go grocery shopping almost every day. It allows me to find inspiration if I don’t know what I am going to eat that night, or just get the freshest ingredients. Sometimes I go to Publix, sometimes I go to the Fresh Market. I love those two grocery store, they are so clean and their food look so fresh! There is one thing i do not like at the Fresh Market though… it is that table full of treats, cookies and cupcakes. I always drool over them.. and resist the temptation to buy them;-)

I had seen those yummy looking crisp chocolate cookies, so when I saw this recipe in the Chocolate edition of the Fine Cooking 2006, I had to fix them of course just to try;-)

Ingredients: 3 sticks of unsalted butter at room temperature, 1 cup of granulated sugar, 3/4 cup of brown sugar, 2 large eggs at room temperature, 2 tsp. of vanilla extract, 3 cups of flour, 1 tsp of salt, 1 tsp of baking soda, 3/4 lb. of semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Turn the oven to 375. In a bowl mix the flour, salt and baking soda and set aside. In the mixer bowl, place the butter and the sugar and beat for 1 minute until the butter turns white and double in volume. Add the eggs and the vanilla and mix well. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat on medium. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop tablespoon of dough every two inches on the large silpat. You will probably need 2 large perforated sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are turning a deep brown. Remove the sheets from the oven and let the cookies cool off for about 5 minutes. When the cookies are completely cold, place them in an airtight container or in a plastic bag so they will stay crisp. Miam!!! My kids love them!!!

Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!