Sunday, June 3, 2018

Cliff's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Guess what?! I have a new cookie recipe for you! I really was in a cookie slump and needed a new cookie. I finally found one we were both enjoying, and kept tinkering away with it until we were satisfied.  We just can't get enough of these cookies.

I really didn't know what to call these cookies to distinguish them from other chocolate chip cookies. So, I asked my husband what he would call them. He was really helpful, and gave me "Ooops, I Gained Ten Pounds Cookie", and "Gimme More". 

While this was not helpful at all... That is how good these are and how much we are loving them! Since he wasn't helpful, but loves these cookies the most, I am naming them after him. These are super soft, and the balance of chocolate chips to cookie is perfect. And if you follow my lead and top them with some sea salt, you will be sooo happy!

Cliff's Chocolate Chip Cookies

3 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Sea Salt, optional

In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, corn starch, and salt.

In large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars until fluffy, about 4-5 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla, beat to combine. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture mixing until ingredients completely combined. Add  chocolate chips, stir by hand until evenly distributed.

Cover dough and refrigerate overnight, or at least 4 hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Using large cookie dough scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets, 2 to 3 inches apart.  Sprinkle with sea salt (optional, but recommended) Bake for 11-12 minutes, just until edges are starting to turn golden. Cool for 2-3 minutes on baking sheet, then transfer to cooling rack.


Adapted from: Baked by Rachel

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  1. I love your husband's suggestions, esp. that Gimme More :-) So real! These cookies look to die for, Kris.

  2. Wow!! These cookies are looking so yummy. I cannot wait to try them. I am baking from past 7-8 years. When initially I have tried baking cakes and cookies, they did not turn well. But with experience I have learnt how to bake the perfect cookies and cakes. My daughter is allergic to milk and milk products so I use clarified butter instead of butter. They still turn very well. My seven year old daughter love to eat homemade cookies and cakes. She is allergic so I cannot give her regular cake and cookies that is why I prefer to bake my own. Thanks for sharing such an amazing recipe. If you have some recipes without milk products please do share. Thanks again

  3. There is just something about a really good chocolate chip cookie that is hard to beat. These look absolutely amazing and if your husband gave them his approval I am sure my husband will do the same. Ps. My sister is about to become a Wisconsinite too 😊

    1. How exciting! Where in Wisconsin is your sister moving to?

  4. How nice for Cliff to have a cookie named after him. And a delicious one at that. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Pinning!! I know Atticus will love these.

  6. the sea salt on top is a wonderful final touch!! i've made the same chocolate chip cookie recipe what feels like 1000 times, and my husband won't have it any other way. :/ :)

  7. Those look awesome, Kris! Honestly, I haven't had a chipper in a while. (I've been on a brownie kick). But these Cliff's Give Me More Cookies look too good to deny! Hope all is well around the farm! :)

  8. These look SO good Kris! I've missed you! It's been busy but I'm trying to get back to blogging and visiting all my friends! How's the "new job" going?

  9. These cookies look SOOOOOO GOOOOD! OMG!

  10. Great looking cookies. On my to do list!
    The Old Fat Guy