It's National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! | Events
Chocolate chip cookies are a favorite comfort food of nearly everyone. They're chewy, full of flavor, and chocolate-y...perfect in most people's book!
In celebration of Chocolate Chip Cookie Day on May 15, here is a favorite recipe from KLTV's Mama Steph that we think you'll enjoy; just leave out the cherries if you prefer your cookies without fruit.
MamaSteph’s Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups + 2 tbsp plain flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks of unsalted, melted butter (then cooled)
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 tsp real vanilla extract (you know how I feel about imitation vanilla! Don’t go there!)
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup dried whole cherries (I cut the cherries in half, and sometimes use a bit more than a half cup.)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. If you don’t have good nonstick cookie sheets, line them with parchment paper.
Mix dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
Melt the butter in a saucepan over very low heat, and then set aside to cool in a bowl.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the melted (and cooled) butter and sugar together with a mixer on medium speed, for about two minutes. Beat in the egg, yolk and vanilla until smooth, for about three minutes. You want this mixture to look light in color and whipped.
Turn mixer to low speed, and add dry flour mixture to the butter mixture, about 1/2 cup at a time, until blended. Try to make this happen in about a minute’s time so the dough doesn’t get tough.
Mix in the chocolate chips and cherries for a few seconds, until you see they are distributed throughout the dough.
Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough onto cookie sheets. Bake for seven minutes, then turn the pan in the oven and bake for seven minutes more. Bottom edge should just barely be beginning to brown before removing from oven.
Allow to stand on cookie sheets for about ten minutes; then remove to wire racks to cool completely.
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