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What is the best cookie recipe you've ever made?

Asked by joybells34 (359points) April 13th, 2009

I love to bake but I’m not super original. I’d love some kick butt ideas that taste out of this world please.

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eponymoushipster's avatar

i use, essentially, the Toll House recipe (on the chips bag), but with a few modifications:

a) for the recipe’s sugar – i use 3/4 white sugar and 1/4 brown.
b) after you mix everything up, including the chips, cover with plastic wrap and put it in the fridge for 36–48 hours. it allows the egg to better mix with the glucose in the flour.
c) take the dough out, let it sit for ~20min, then use a tablespoon to scoop out the dough. Place on cookie sheet, and right before you put em in the oven, sprinkle JUST A LITTLE LITTLE BIT of kosher salt on top.

you get a very deep flavored cookie this way, with hints of toffee, and the salt brings out the sweetness. trust me – i make them this way all the time, and i get requests constantly.


Les's avatar

Seven Layer Almond Bars this recipe was in the holiday Bon Apetite or Gourmet (I can’t remember) a couple years ago. Truly decadence. However, they take about 14 hours total to make them (you need to refrigerate the layers), so this is not for the faint hearted bakers out there.

MissAusten's avatar

Baker’s Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Just the right amount of everything—soft and chewy, and a family favorite. The trick is to be sure to not overbake them.

Cinnamon Cookies
These melt in your mouth. My husband says he doesn’t like cinnamon, but he loves these cookies.

Soft Sugar Drop Cookies (From The Book Lover’s Cookbook)
These are really simple, but so delicious. My daughter has taken these to various school events, and parents I’ve never met will call me for the recipe.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Combine the dry ingredients together and set aside. Cream the butter and sugars together in a large bowl. Beat in the egg. Add the dry ingredients, milk, and vanilla; mix well. Drop tablespoon-sized amounts of the dough onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until no imprint remains when touched.

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