Chocolate Chip Cookies
Updated: Jun 22, 2020
If this isn't a classic, then I don't know what is.
Holiday mornings, cold & snowy afternoons, snacks after school, there are so many reasons why a chocolate chip cookie and milk makes sense.
“When is the last time that you had a warm chocolate chip cookie?”
I used to be intimidated by baking in general. If you want to find a good way to ease into baking, then make cookies. They are simple, bake quickly, and the results are satisfying.
I did some research on how best to allow your cookies to rise and the weirdest ingredient came up...apple cider vinegar. When I think of apple cider vinegar, I think of strong smells and cleaning supplies. Never did I ever think that I should be putting it in a cookie. When you get to the recipe section and see the 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar that you need to add in, it's not a typo. I promise that you will NOT taste it! Promise!
Apple cider vinegar is used to activate the baking soda and help the cookie rise. Who wants a flat paper-thin cookie? Not I.
Yield: Makes 24-36 cookies depending on how you size them
2 cups of flour
1 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp of salt
3/4 cup of brown sugar ( try light brown sugar)
2/3 cup of granulated sugar
1 cup of melted butter ( 25 seconds in the microwave should do it)
2 tsp of vanilla extract ( get the real stuff)
1 tsp of apple cider vinegar
1 large egg
2 1/4 cups of chocolate chips
What Do I Do?:
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. You could also use a silicone baking sheet.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and the salt and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix the butter, sugars, vanilla extract, vinegar, until the batter is smooth. Add in the egg.
Mix the dry and wet mixtures. Add the chocolate chips.
Using a medium-sized cookie scoop, scoop out the cookie batter about 3 inches apart on to your parchment paper or silicone sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Let the cookies sit on the sheet for about 8-10 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.
Enjoy with a glass of Oat Milk, Almond Milk, Cow Milk, etc.