Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today is a very special day. It’s my one year blogiversary! I can’t believe how fast the last year flew by! When I started out, I never thought about getting to this point. In the last year I’ve met so many amazing people… even if only online so far. I’ve made and shared over 125 recipes and made a mess of my kitchen even more than that. My goal starting out was to share recipes that I love, that are simple and delicious. And I plan to stick with that, for the most part.

I considered making a cake or cupcakes as a celebration, but then I changed my mind. It seemed fitting to make something from the giveaway item. Yes… a giveaway! My very first ever! But before I get to that, let’s talk about the cookies. I was curious just how cakey these might end up being so I compared the ingredients to the snickerdoodle recipe, because those are fluffier than the average cookie. The ingredients seemed pretty similar with some obvious differences so I was game. The dough tastes as tasty as any chocolate chip cookie dough. My only gripe about the dough is not being able to use a cookie scoop easier, it gets really gunked up in there pretty quick. The final results… Cakey – yes. Packed with chocolate – yes. Delicious – yes! I like when recipes turn out. You’d always hope and expect a published recipe to have awesome results but unfortunately that’s just not always the case. This one you can trust though. Tested and approved – with a few minor alterations.

Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

1 3/4 sticks butter, softened (14tbsp)
3/4C sugar
1/4C brown sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/4C flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 12oz package semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream butter and sugars until fluffy. Scrape bowl as needed and prior to each new addition. Add salt, vanilla and eggs. Mix just until combined. Add flour, baking soda and baking powder. Mix until creamy. Stir in chocolate chips by hand.

On a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet, drop heaping tablespoons several inches apart. Eight will fit nicely per pan. A medium cookie scoop will work as well but may become problematic and needing to be cleaned frequently. Bake for 10 minutes or until the bottom edge is just golden.

Cool on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes before transfering to a cooling rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to one week. Freeze extra dough as is or in ball form for up to several months. Always label a storage bag well with the type of cookie, bake temperature and time as well as any other important information.

Recipe source: Martha Stewart

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81 Responses to “Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    Karen — February 7, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I follow you on Twitter…

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    Karen — February 7, 2011 at 9:36 am

    We’re friends on FB…

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    Karen — February 7, 2011 at 9:36 am

    and choc. chip cookies are the best!

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    Karen — February 7, 2011 at 9:37 am

    oh, and I tweeted about the giveaway…

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    Catie — February 7, 2011 at 9:38 am

    I love any cookie that has chocolate and peanut butter – the best combination ever!

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    Catie — February 7, 2011 at 9:39 am

    I follow you on Twitter!

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    Catie — February 7, 2011 at 9:39 am

    And I also like you Facebook :)

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    Jonna — February 7, 2011 at 9:50 am

    We are “friends”/I have “liked” Baked By Rachel on fb.

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    Jonna — February 7, 2011 at 9:52 am

    My favorite cookies are Chocolate Chip.

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    Jonna — February 7, 2011 at 9:55 am

    I shared this link on fb :-)

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    knitstamatic — February 7, 2011 at 10:03 am

    I follow you on twitter

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    knitstamatic — February 7, 2011 at 10:03 am

    I liked you on Facebook

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    knitstamatic — February 7, 2011 at 10:04 am

    I tweeted about this great giveaway!

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    knitstamatic — February 7, 2011 at 10:07 am

    I’ve shared this link on my Facebook page.

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    Maureen — February 7, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I like a white chocolate chip cherry cookie. Soo yummy

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    kathy diamond — February 7, 2011 at 10:32 am

    i “liked” you on facebook….and my favorite is any kind of chocolate chip cookie…especially triple chocolate!

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    deeba — February 7, 2011 at 10:39 am

    YUM cookies. Happy blogiversary. A great book, one I have to have! Do enter me if a US address works. Thank you.

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    deeba — February 7, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Following you on twitter

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    Sara @ Saucy Dipper — February 7, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Happy Blogiversary! I follow you on Twitter and would definitely follow you again if I could. My favorite cookies always include a bit of peanut butter.

    I noticed you use a Silpat. I recently got one as a gift and haven’t used it. Do you love it? Or just like it?

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      Rachel — February 7, 2011 at 10:46 am

      I love using my silpat. It makes cleanup a snap and is a good reusable option in place of parchment. The only time I use parchment anymore is if I need it for a shaped pan (square and rectangular) and not my large baking sheets.

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — February 7, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Happy Bloganniversary!! I think i am following you but I will if not!

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    Audrey — February 7, 2011 at 11:28 am

    My family has a buttery-delicious ginger molasses cookie recipe that are my very favorites! We call them Brer Rabbit Cookies because the recipe came off the back of a container of Brer Rabbit Molasses many, many years ago.

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    Audrey — February 7, 2011 at 11:28 am

    And, I tweeted about your giveaway! Happy Blogiversary!

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    Lindsay Tjarks — February 7, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Chocolate chip are my very favorite!!!

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    Lindsay Tjarks — February 7, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    I follow you on fb! Fingers crossed!

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    Lindsay Tjarks — February 7, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    I follow you on twitter! Fingers crossed! I love your blog!

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    Fresh and Foodie — February 7, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Happy blogiversary!

    I love Martha and her books.

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    Aubreylaine — February 7, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    My favorite cookie is Gingerbread!

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    natalie (the sweets life) — February 7, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    favorite? that’s hard. i’m going to go with my mom’s sugar cookies, even though i love a LOT of cookies! :)

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    natalie (the sweets life) — February 7, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    and i follow on twitter!

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    Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies — February 7, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    My favorite cookie is a gingersnap, but it has to be really chewy and really spicy.

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    Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies — February 7, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Following you on Twitter (ps152).

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    Clarkie @ Beloved Green — February 7, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I follow you on Twitter!

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    Clarkie @ Beloved Green — February 7, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I tweeted you!

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    Clarkie @ Beloved Green — February 7, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    I am a cookie purist. I love plain ol’ chewy chocolate chip.

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    Tracy — February 7, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Mmm. If pressed to choose a favorite, I’d have to say the Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies. Recipe on the bag. Butter only. Chewy, not crispy.

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    Tracy — February 7, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Following you on Twitter.

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    Tracy — February 7, 2011 at 1:04 pm
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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — February 7, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    my favorite cookie is chocolate chip cookies! Classic :)

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — February 7, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    and I follow you on twitter!

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    Lauren at KeepItSweet — February 7, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    I love a lot of cookies but probably basic chocolate chip is my favorite.

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    Lauren at KeepItSweet — February 7, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    I follow you on twitter:-)

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    knitstamatic — February 7, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Oh snap! Did all the others but forgot to do the MANDITORY response…sharp as a marble. My favorite cookie is a not too sweet oatmeal raisin cookie. No chocolate or nuts included please, I like them “pure”. :-)

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    Capitol to Capital — February 7, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    My favorite cookie is hard to say, but the Paula Deen ones with several kinds of chips (toffee, semi, bittersweet, etc) are incredible. A friend once made me a bucket of them for my birthday.

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    Capitol to Capital — February 7, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Also, I’m following you on Twitter! (@D2ALB)

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    nicole — February 7, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    my favorite is chocolate chip since it’s classic and is so good with milk. (my favorite store brought ones are those snackwells creme sandwich cookies)

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    nicole — February 7, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I follow you on twitter

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    nicole — February 7, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    I tweeted that msg!

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    Laura — February 7, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Hmmm… That’s a hard question. Do chocolate whoopie pies filled withy homemade marshmallow flouff count as cookies? :)

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      Rachel — February 7, 2011 at 7:12 pm

      I don’t see why not! :)

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    Clarice — February 7, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I love Snickerdoodles and Nobakes.

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