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Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition

You guys may remember my post about my quest to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. And let me just tell you that quest has clearly not stopped. So, I’ll just start by saying that the New York Times recipes is still my absolute go-to recipe. And Nick often asks me why I am still searching for a better recipe, and I’ve come to the conclusion that the NYT is the best. However, sometimes you’re in the mood for something different. Sometimes you don’t want to chill your dough for 24 hours and want to just eat the freaking cookie within 8-10 minutes after mixing. And sometimes, you just have been eating something so much that you get yourself burnt out on it. So, here we are.

On a related (which will at first seem unrelated) note, the group of gals that I watch the bachelor with are the best. They are die-hard fans and the commentary during the show is hysterical. We’ve all been watching together for 5 (some of us 10) years. This season, I wanted to mix it up a little bit and have a competition of some sort every week we watch–our first week was best take out pizza (look at my insta to see the results of that one, it was probably my favorite nights ever!) and Monday night’s competition was best chocolate chip cookie. I will admit, my recipe did not win 1st, but honestly both recipes are worth making and both have that ooey gooey goodness to them!

First place

My girl, Hope, modified this recipe from Joanna Gaine’s recipe

*We tried the Joanna Gaine’s recipe as is vs. this one and the modified is even better!!!

Ingredients

1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), softened to room temp

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

2 eggs

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (Mexican vanilla was used for the competition)

1 tablespoon maple syrup

2 tablespoons honey

2 1/2 cup all purpose flour

1 heaping teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 cup chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy
  3. Add in eggs, vanilla, maple syrup, and honey and mix until combined
  4. In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt
  5. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix until just combined
  6. Stir in chocolate chips
  7. Scoop out dough (I used a 1 1/2 inch scoop) onto cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes (the key to all cookies as I always say is to UNDERBAKE!)

ENJOY!

Second Place

recipe from Randi Garrett Design

*if you eat these right out of the oven I am convinced that there is nothing better in the word…seriously

Ingredients

1 cup salted butter (2 sticks), softened to room temp

1 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup white sugar

2 eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla

3 cups all purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy
  3. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix until combined
  4. In a separate bowl mix together flour, salt, and baking soda
  5. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix until just combined
  6. Stir in chocolate chips
  7. Scoop out dough (I used a 2 inch scoop) onto cookie sheet and bake for 9 minutes (the key to all cookies as I always say is to UNDERBAKE!)

HAPPY BAKING!!!! 

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