when you get into baking with a sense of urgency and fury like i have, you inherit a great desire to make everything you can get your whisk and spatula on. from pies to cakes to pops to cookies, i've aimed to conquer them all. some recipes have been great successes while others have been just pretty good.
the pioneer woman, i discovered a recipe that took your basic chocolate chip cookie recipe and made it really, really good.
adapted from the pioneer woman
1/2 cup Margarine (i used 1 cup of butter and no margarine)
1/2 cup Butter, Softened
1 cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
1/2 cup White Sugar
2 whole Eggs
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
2-1/4 cups Plus 2 Tablespoons, All-purpose Flour
1 teaspoon (heaping) Instant Coffee Granules
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1-1/2 teaspoon Salt
2 Tablespoons Flax Seed, Slightly Crushed With Rolling Pin (i skipped this ingredient)
3/4 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 cup (heaping) Milk Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a bowl, stir together butter, margarine, brown sugar, and white sugar until combined. Add eggs and vanilla and stir together.
In a separate bowl, stir together flour, instant coffee, baking soda, and salt. Add to wet ingredients in batches, stirring gently after each addition. Stir in flax seed if desired.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop balls of dough on a cookie sheet and bake for 11 to 13 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and eat warm.