Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Recipe: Not Too Sweet Chocolate Chip Cookies


Not long ago, my husband and I debated whether or not there is a point to eating a cookie unless it has chocolate chips in it.  My husband, lover of the snickerdoodle, vehemently argued in favor of the chocolate-chip-less cookie.  I, however, took the opposing side.

Truth be told, I like other cookies just fine.  (And I have a mean peanut butter cookie recipe that always gets fawned over whenever I make them.  Note to self: share the peanut butter cookie recipe on here soon.)  But chocolate chip cookies are my favorite.  Therefore, my chocolate chip to non-chocolate chip cookie making ratio is about ten to one. 


Having said that, this particular chocolate chip cookie recipe was a total accident.  Being in the mood for something new, I looked up a chocolate chip cookie recipe I hadn't tried before (this one) but discovered that I was missing a few ingredients.  So I improvised.  The result was that the cookies looked delicious, and tasted delicious, but they were not as sweet as I had expected.  This was great news to the non-sugar-addicts in my house, and these cookies disappeared very quickly.  

A surprising bonus is that these cookies are just pretty.  They're lightly brown, perfectly round, and hold their shape so well.  If you need to bring a plate of cookies to a party, I'd recommend these, since they just look so dang appealing.  There is something delicious about the pretty and subtly sweet cookie.  I will definitely be making these again.



Not-too-sweet Chocolate Chip Cookies
makes 36 small cookies

Ingredients
1 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
2 large eggs
4 tsp. vanilla extract
3 3/4 c. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
3/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions
1. Mix butter and sugars until well blended and fluffy.
2. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
3. Add dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
4. Add chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
5. Roll dough into small balls on a cookie sheet.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
7. Enjoy!


**What do you think about this new idea of featuring the occasional recipe here on the BDrag?  Should I continue?  Or should I stick to books?**

14 comments:

  1. And yeah, I may like other cookies but chocolate chips just make the cookie even better!!!

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    1. Yeah, I'm an equal opportunity cookie eater, but chocolate chip are definitely my favorites!

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  2. These cookies look amazing! I'll be honest, though, I'm like your husband. My favorite cookie is my oatmeal cookie that is more like spice cake in cookie form. But, I do still love chocolate chip cookies as long as I only use 1/4 of the chocolate chips the recipe calls for. GASP! Don't tell my husband because he wants me to triple the amount of chocolate chips, lol.

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    1. You know, even though I love chocolate chip cookies, I agree with you on the bizarre quantity of chocolate chips called for in most recipes. I usually half the chocolate chips, myself.

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  3. I like the recipe posts. Maybe I'll try some of them. These ones would be good because lets face it, we all could use a bit less sugar. I like cookies of all kinds but chocolate and I have an understanding so I'm always dumping way more than necessary into my cookies.

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    1. Haha! Chocolate and I have an understanding as well. I seriously reduced the amount of chocolate chips in this recipe, but if you want more I'm sure there would be no arguments if you added more.

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  4. Recipes would be awesome! I don't really like baked chocolate chip cookies, but I do like eating the cookie dough! Do you remember my dad's ginger cookies?

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    1. Do I remember your dad's ginger cookies... They're basically my favorite non-chocolate chip cookie EVER. Seriously.

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    2. I almost made some after reading this, but then remembered I would eat all of them ALL BY MYSELF and that would not be a good way to lose the baby weight that still hasn't left!

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    3. Haha! Don't fight it, Jo. Some things are with it.

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  5. I made some cookies yesterday and although they turned out alright it wasn't quite what I was expecting! I have resolved to become better at making cookies, so I will try this recipe out as well!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it! It you prefer your cookies a little sweeter, I'd increase the sugar and amount of chocolate chips. And maybe consider using milk chocolate chocolate chips instead of semi sweet.

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