Saturday, October 20, 2012

Mississippi Kitchen Chocolate Chip Cookies

I clicked off a blog that I normally read and I found a new blog!!!  Lorie's Mississippi Kitchen has tons of wonderful recipes so make sure you check them out.  I spent another evening with my face up to the computer because I wanted to eat everything on her blog (Did I mention that she is also a photographer??) 

I wanted to try this chocolate chip cookie recipe from the minute that I read it!!  I have a chocolate chip cookie recipe but my husband and I differ on what makes chocolate chip cookies.  He likes his a little cakier and I like mine a little chewier.  I was hoping that trying a new twist would be just what we needed. 

I got out everything and started trying to make the cookies before my son woke up from his nap.  I creamed together my butter, sugar and eggs before remembering to take a picture.

Then I ran to the basement to grab the vinegar.  Yup, I have my vinegar in the basement.  I read a post on a blog about using it in the laundry to take out the tinkle smell from my little potty trainer who still has a few accidents.  Who knew it would be multifunctional for kitchen and laundry :)  I added the rest of the ingredients with the help of my little one measuring the dry ingredients.  I got a super yummy cookie dough and mixed in the chocolate chips.  The little man stole a few and told me that they were his FAVORITE!  I know...that is why we were making chocolate chip cookies silly!!!

I scooped out the cookies using my medium cookie scoop and put them on my silpat lined cookie sheets.  Normally I refrigerate the dough before scooping the cookies but this recipe tried it different ways and said that they liked them best when they were not refrigerated... I hadn't thought it made such a big difference but check out her blog for more details on the differences in the final cookie.

Look at all those cookies!!!  YUM!  Then I stuck them in the oven for 14 minutes since they were smaller than the original recipe called for.  I got out some yummy looking cookies which I tried to patiently wait for them to cool. 

Tick Tock!!  Okay, can't wait anymore :)  Check out this cookie.  It was really great and I really enjoyed it!!  I might have had to try a second one just to be sure :)

Both my husband and I say that these are going to be our recipe from now on.  He even said that he was over the other recipe so I am super excited to have a new chocolate chip cookie go to recipe.  Hope that you try this interesting recipe with vinegar and cornstarch and check out the Mississippi Kitchen blog too :)  They are both yummy!!  Here is the original recipe below.

1 cup butter, softened to room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons white vinegar
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 (12-ounce) bag semi-sweet, milk, or bittersweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Beat the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat until mixed.  Beat in vinegar and vanilla.   
Mix together the flour, salt, baking soda, and cornstarch in a large bowl. Slowly add to batter and mix just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips by hand until mixed.
Drop dough onto parchment paper lined baking sheet by 1/2 cupfuls.  (I use a large 1/2 cup measure ice cream scoop.)  Leave about 2 inches in between cookies.  Bake 20-25 minutes or until cookies are set and light golden brown around.  Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.  Decrease time for smaller cookies.

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