Snow days = cooking days for me. Or make that cookie days ...
I saw that Cookies with Boys made Tate's Chocolate Cookies from Tate's Bake Shop. Crispy and buttery, these cookies from the famous Southampton, NY bakery capture a pretty penny at gourmet food stores. They are absolutely delicious -- cookies you crave, particularly when the gourmet food store is closed.
I made them -- making my husband go to the grocery store TWICE, first for chocolate chips and then back again for sugar (I mean, who runs out of sugar?) -- and they taste exactly like the store cookies. Super yummy.
Tate's Chocolate Chip Cookies
(recipe copied from Cookies with Boys blog)
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup salted butter, 2 sticks
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 teaspoon water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Grease or line 2-3 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and salt.
- In another large bowl, cream the butter and sugars, then add the water and vanilla. Mix until just combined.
- Add eggs to the butter mixture and mix them lightly.
- Stir in the flour mixture. When flour is mixed in, fold in the chocolate chips.
- Drop 2 tablespoonfuls of the cookie dough 2-inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets.
- Bake for 12-17 minutes or until the edges and centers of the cookies are golden brown.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool on wire racks.