Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Recipe by Kristyne McDougle, Lorain, Ohio
First place, Cookies & Pastries (Chocolate Chip Cookie), 2017

Baking temperature: 350 degrees
Baking time: 10-14 minutes
Yield: 50 cookies 

Ingredients

  • 4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ t baking powder
  • 1 ¼ t baking soda
  • 2 t salt
  • 2 ½ sticks of salted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ c brown sugar, light or dark
  • 1 ½ c granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ lbs. of Ghiradelli 60% cacao chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda
  • In a stand mixer, cream together butter and both sugars, until fluffy, about 5 minutes
  • Slowly add 1/3 of the flour mixture, mix till combined
  • Add 1 egg, and mix until just combined
  • Remove bowl from mixer and fold in chocolate chips
  • Chill dough for 8, up to 24 hours
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Scoop 1 to 1 ½ inch balls of dough onto parchment covered baking sheets
  • Bake for 10-14 minutes, till lightly golden
  • Cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes, then remove cookies to wire rack to cool completely

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