Baking can be dangerous. Baking while alone is the most dangerous.
I'm not talking about the risk of burning oneself on a hot pan or accidentally knicking yourself whilst chopping. No, no.
When baking with others, one is more likely to edit oneself and limit the amount of tastes one tastes of whatever it is being baked. When baking alone, however, one is more likely to go a little nuts on the tasting since, well, no one is watching.
This is precisely what happened to me when baking these little lovelies. Who can blame me? Homemade chocolate chip cookies are a good idea all the time.
If one is good, then two are better right?
Well. Maybe not. Maybe not if the cookies are ginormous.
But then again...it's the holidays!! 'Tis the season to consume a ridiculous amount of calories. Deck the halls with cookies and White Russians!
So speaking of consuming lots of calories during the holidays....do you have a plan? Not so much a plan of what you will consume but more how you will ensure that those consumed calories don't stick around on your hips for to long.
Here's a tip....don't bake cookies for company then eat most of them before that company shows up.
Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies
adapted from How Sweet It Is
2 cups + 2 tbl all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
12 tbl (1 1/2 stick) of unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of white sugar
1 egg + 1 egg yolk at room temperature
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup of chocolate chips (I used 1/2 semi sweet and 1/2 white chocolate)
Preheat oven to 325.
Mix the flour and baking soda in a small-ish bowl. Set it aside. In another bowl mix the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs and vanilla. Slowly add the flour to the mix and combine. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Roll about 1/4 of a cup of cookie dough into a ball. Pull said ball apart and place it on a baking sheet just like this. Bake the cookies for about 15 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and stare at them until you think they are cool enough to eat.
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