On the 12th day of cookies, my oven baked for me... the best chocolate chip cook-ieeeeee! And, O.M.G., the best damn dough ever. Raw eggs, you don't scare me :)
Listen, I know we're all very comfortable with the classic Toll House recipe, and it's certainly a worthy one. But have you ever just wanted a little more out of the quintessential cookie? A few years ago, encouraged by my then-boyfriend (now husband... so cah-razy!), I went on a search to find a recipe for super chewy chocolate chip cookies. You know, similar in texture to the Keebler Soft Batch cookies but with less chemicals and more home-cooked flavor.
I totally found the instructions for said delights and, boy, did they deliver! The cookies were oh-so-chewy without being underbaked, just what the man requested. They are also a wonderful candidate for dunking in milk, sturdy enough not to fall apart into the bottom of the glass and just moist enough. And, for me, I loved making the dough one night, letting it chill, and then scooping (sampling) and baking the next. Perfect for busy weeknights.
Here is the story of my chocolate chip-laced journey and the subsequent recipe.
Previous posts in the 12 Days of Cookies feature:
Day 1 - Oatmeal raisin cookie
Day 2 - Orange creamsicle cookie
Day 3 - Black and white cookie
Day 4 - Mom's molasses crinkles
Day 5 - Monster cookies
Day 6 - Snickerdoodles
Day 7 - Cloud cookies
Day 8 - Caramel stuffed apple cider cookies
Day 9 - Chocolate hazelnut smooches
Day 10 - Homemade Oreos
Day 11 - Chewy sugar cookies