FR Food: Farmhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies

 
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I am a chocolate chip cookie fanatic.  Chocolate chip cookies are one of my weaknesses and, when faced with dessert choices, I'll usually always go for the chocolate chip cookie.  Over cake.  Over pie.  Over ice cream.  Ice cream, people!  That's how deep my devotion to chocolate chip cookies goes!  

So it should come as no surprise that I'm constantly trying new chocolate chip cookie recipes in search of "the one."  Over the years, I've morphed recipes, subbed in different ingredients, upped the amount of this and backed off the amount of that…and I think I've finally arrived at the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe (in my humble opinion, anyway)!

I like my cookies chewy, thick and chocolatey. So this recipe includes old-fashioned oats to bulk it up a bit. They make for a heartier, more substantial cookie…which I’m definitely here for! There are two other things I always do when baking chocolate chip cookies—whether it’s this recipe or another recipe. My top secret quick fixes:

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These two easy steps take any chocolate chip cookie to the next level. I’m a sucker for the salty-sweet combo and the mix of two different chocolates makes the cookies taste so rich. Yum!

Check out the full recipe for Farmhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies below and let me know what you think. I’d also love to hear about your favorite tips and tricks for sprucing up chocolate chip cookies. Sound off in the comments below!

Farmhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes: 20 servings

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Ingredients:
  • 3 ¼ cups Flour
  • 1 cup Old-Fashioned Oats
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter, Melted
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 3 Cups Chocolate Chips (a mix of semisweet and dark chocolate)
  • Sea Salt for Sprinkling

Instructions:
  1. Combine oats, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl. Stir gently to combine.
  2. Mix melted butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until smooth. No need to break out the mixer -- a spoon will work just fine! Add vanilla and eggs. Stir until combined and then mix in flour mixture. Finally, add chocolate chips.
  3. Use a cookie scoop to scoop dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Sprinkle each cookie with sea salt. Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes.