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I have a crazy sweet tooth. Have I mentioned that before? Around here, if it’s got chocolate, in it, on it, or near it, it’s fair game. My husband isn’t much for sweets, but he can scarf down some chocolate like nobody’s business. Before he and I started dating, I used to have a food blog. A little old food blog that I didn’t know what I was doing with. All I knew was that I loved food, and I loved cooking, and I wanted to share it with the world (I guess the “world” just wasn’t ready for it!)
I have quite a few recipes over there that need to eventually make it over here, and I used to post a few as a Throwback Thursday post, but I haven’t in awhile. I know today is Wednesday, so this isn’t really a “Throwback Thursday” post. Let’s call it a “Wayback Wednesday” post, shall we? I have been meaning to make these for ages. They are my husband’s favorite cookie, and I just haven’t had the time to do it, but today is the day! Those tax refund checks are rolling in across the land, and it’s time to cash them out and head to the store for cookie making supplies with this nifty little phone I picked up the other day.
I am a tech junkie, so give me a chance to check out new phones, tablets, computers and I am all over it. I love to fiddle around with technology and see what else is outside my iOS bubble. I haven’t had an Android device in over 2 years, so it was fun to have one in my hands again!
We headed out to the store to pick up some supplies and I brought my new friend, the Samsung Galaxy Avant. It’s a great zippy little phone and it’s perfect for an easy work phone, kid’s phone, or even just an an extra “at home” device in case of emergencies. I used it as my portable cook book!
No need to write down my ingredient list, when it fits so nicely in my pocket, am I right?
So back to these cookies. These cookies are amazing. For real guys, would I lie to you? Like the best of all the cookie worlds, soft, crunchy, salty, sweet, chocolate and gooey. All in one cookie. I found the recipe YEARS ago, and sort of adapted it over the years, tweaking the ingredients and timing, until the perfect Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie was born.
That’s sort of how I am – I get really obsessed with things, and must make them perfect before showing them to the world. I can’t even tell you how many batches of these cookies I made before I was OK with calling them the best ever. They require finesse, and care. They require that you read the ingredient list carefully, and over and over again until you know it like the back of your hand. Sounds like an awful lot of work for a cookie…
…but I promise you, they are worth it.
So we got home from the store and I fired up the Avant again, and pulled up my recipe from my old food blog, and we had at it. We got all our ingredients ready, we measured everything perfectly, we brought our butter and eggs to room temperature and we got to creamin’ and mixin’ and incorporatin’. Proper cookie making lingo, for those not in the know.
I had to keep checking
my pocket cookbook my phone to make sure that we were following each and every step to the absolute T.
At last, the cookies went into the oven and I jumped on Social Media to kill 12 minutes. I love using my phone in the kitchen, because it’s just so handy! If you’ve never used your phone as a cookbook in the kitchen – and you print recipes, give it a try next time. And if you don’t currently own a zippy little smartphone, 1. Who are you?! and 2. Head down to Walmart and pick up this Samsung Galaxy Avant!
Then you can read my recipes right off your phone while standing in your kitchen! And never miss a step!
It’s easy to use, super user friendly, not much of a learning curve and zooms around the internet like a champ. PLUS! Walmart Family Mobile plans are only $29.88/month for Unlimited Talk, Text & Data which includes up to 500MB of 4G LTE data! Like I said, zippy little phone.
- 2 sticks of butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1-2 tsp. coarse salt, like Maldon
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1½ tsp. baking powder
- 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 bag milk chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 360 degrees.
- Cream butter, and sugars until light pale yellow and extremely fluffy.
- Add eggs and vanilla and beat on medium to incorporate.
- Add dry ingredients (baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour) in another bowl and sift together.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet in batches of 3 until fully incorporated.
- Reduce speed to low, and add in chocolate chips.
- Place your dough into the fridge to cool and firm for at least 10 minutes This insures the dough will not flatten too quickly in the oven causing burning or lacing.
- When your oven is ready and your dough has firmed up, drop 2 tablespoons of the dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
- Bake them 12-14 minutes until when peeked upon they have a nice rise and are starting to turn golden around the edges. They might look like they aren't done yet, but the cookies will continue to cook and set up after you remove them from the oven.
- Remove from heat and allow the cookies to rest on the pan for 2-3 minutes to set.
- Slide the parchment paper with the cookies still on top off the sheet and transfer to a cool surface
The uncooked dough will last in an airtight container for a week in the fridge or up to 3 months in the freezer.
Please please please make sure your baking soda, and baking powder are fresh or else your cookies won’t get the proper rise they need, and you’re gonna end up with flat, crunchy discs. I really like salt and vanilla, so I always add more than called for. If you like salt like I do, try sprinkling a bit of Maldon on top of the uncooked dough balls before putting them in the oven! In terms of chips I use a bag of semi-sweet and a bag of milk, because I really enjoy the subtle flavor that both chips provide. Feel free to experiment with chips for different effects. Please DO NOT use table salt as your cookies will come out far too salty. Coarse salt adds a unique texture and a flaky crunch that table salt does not provide.
Use your phone right in your kitchen to check out this great little video I made using the Samsung Galaxy Avant’s camera!
Be sure to check out more great phones and the fabulous Walmart Family Mobile service by visiting their website!
Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to http://cbi.as/6ibr or your local Walmart for current pricing.