Chocolate Chip Cookies are the quintessential American dessert, in my mind. This was the one dessert my mother would make semi-regularly and I think it was one of the first recipes I ever made. The recipe we used wasn’t an old family recipe — it was pulled from the back of the Toll House Morsels bag. This was a fine recipe, but after a while this recipe didn’t work. For some reason the cookies were absolutely flat and hard like a disc.
I struggled with that recipe for years – I tried several other recipes and just didn’t like any of them. I then tried a recipe with Raw Sugar — I had never tried Raw Sugar before. It turned out pretty good, but it wasn’t perfect. I adjusted this recipe a bit and absolutely love it. I make chocolate chip cookies once or twice a quarter now and have had no complaints at all.
1/2 Cup of Unsalted Butter, melted
1 Egg (room temperature)
3/4 Cup Raw Sugar
1 1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Table Salt
1/2 Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
The cookie dough is also quite amazing. The chunky sugar makes for a great treat. I eat about 25% of the dough instead of making cookies out of it. Obviously eating raw eggs can cause issues, so I wouldn’t recommend it (as I don’t want you to file suit against me if you get sick!)
Do you have a childhood recipe that you love but needs improvement? How often do you make chocolate chip cookies — and how much of the raw dough do you eat? How long after the cookies are made do the cookies last?