My sweet tooth was aching something fearce this weekend. I opted for some good old fashion homemade chocolate chip cookies. Yup that was sure to hit the spot. I used Bittmans recipe on page 880. He says the key to any good chocolate chip cookie is the chocolate. Luckily I am some what of a chocolate snob and with my birthday just passing my friends and family have stocked me quite well with some delicious dark chocolate. The rest of the ingredients are fairly straight forward for any chocolate chip cookie recipe.
Mixing together was quite a breeze in the stand mixer (b-day present from my mom last year... Thanks Mom!) Butter and sugar until creamy, add in the rest of the wets, and then in portions add in the mixed dry ingredients until everything is well mixed. Lastly throw in the chocolate, and you have yourself some delicious cookie dough.
Closing thoughts... estimating and baking don't mix that well.