I regret to tell you that this is the only picture I thought to take of these cookies, and I must apologize that it's not even a very good picture at that. Since these cookies come together rather uniquely (more like a muffin than a cookie), it would have been a good idea to photograph that. Sorry. What I can tell you is that these cookies have a good flavor at the end, and a nice balance of crispiness and chewiness. They taste quintessentially chocolate chippy, and are conveniently made, since no mixer is required. I also like the way they taste if you bake them straight from the freezer rather than unfrozen dough.
A great tip for cookie making, if you haven't already learned this one, is to portion your dough out onto a cookie sheet as though you're going to bake cookies and then stick the whole thing in the freezer until the dough is frozen. From that point, remove the dough balls from the baking sheet and place them into a resealable bag or freezer container. You can then bake as many or as few cookies as you like at one time, or snack on the dough straight from the freezer. Not that I'd ever suggest that anyone do that...
This particular recipe comes from Alton Brown's I'm Just Here for More Food , which is his baking book. You probably can tell by now that I am a big fan of his, and this cookie recipe perpetuates my admiration. So, without further delay, here's the recipe:
Alton Brown's Chocolate Chip Cookie #10
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt 3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup un salted butter, melted and slightly cooled
2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the melted and cooled butter, sugars, egg yolks and vanilla until combined.
Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, pour in the butter mixture and fold the ingredients together just until combined. Add the chocolate chips and fold to combine. Do not overmix.