What’s more perfect than a chewy chocolate chip cookie paired with a glass of milk? Mmm my mouth is watering every time I think of them.
(because mine never come out looking this pretty; they come out delicious though and that's what matters)
Today I’m sharing with you our family’s secret chocolate chip cookie recipe.
My husband Immanuel loves chocolate chip cookies and has no portion control so this recipe makes over 4 dozen chocolate chip cookies.
I know, that sounds like a lot but they tend to disappear rather quickly in our house. And like with any recipe, you should feel adventurous and experiment and adjust to your own taste.
One thing to remember though, the more brown sugar you use the more chewy type cookie you’ll have. I don't think this one needs much adjusting though so let’s get started!
- 4 cups (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups yellow cake mix
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4cup sour cream
- 3 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Melt butter and unsweetened chocolate together.
- Sift cake mix, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together.
- In a large bowl, beat sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
- Stir the chocolate mixture into the eggs.
- Stir in the sifted ingredients with sour cream.
- Mix in chocolate chips.
- Drop rounded tablespoonfuls cookie sheets.
- Bake for until edges are starting to turn dark brown.
As far as plating ideas go, I love to stack my freshly baked cookies on a pedestal cake plate for a beautiful presentation, particularly if I'm having guests over.
If you don't have a pedestal cake stand just use a decorative plate; it will have a great effect too.
If you are making smaller cookies don't forget that the baking time goes down. Many ovens produce heat from the bottom of the oven, so as not burn the bottom of the cookies many times I will double pan the cookies before I bake them.
Baking is similar to a gigantic chemistry experiment. The best way to get the experiment right is to keep experimenting. Once you have found the best combinations of ingredients and procedures, stick with it. Enjoy!