Gather round you friends of mine (we’re Wilderness Girls and it’s coo-kie time)…
Anybody? Anybody? Bueller? No?
Okay then. All times are cookie times, at least in my mind. It’s never a not good time for a cookie. Or a double negative.
What’s your philosophy on the subject of cookies?
Maybe you’re a thicker-cookie-with-some-oats kinda gal. Or maybe you prefer a crispy-edged, sweet-and-spicy molasses and brown sugar kind of cookie? There’s a chance you’re a fan of a smaller cookie (to make your muscles look bigger), like these little cornmeal cookies. Or maybe you’re trying out a gluten-free (but peanut-butter-full) lifestyle?
The point is, we’ve made a lot of cookies here, you and me. There were the snappiest of gingersnaps, chewy snickerdoodles that taste like the holidays, fancy chocolate French macarons, shortbread cookies chock full of pistachios, New Yorkish black and white (and pink!) cookies, cookies to bring (deeply chocolate) world peace, and at least four different variations of that classic, the chocolate chip cookie. And that’s not even the half of it.
So what’s one more cookie, really? I think it’s only fair that we explore all of our options.
This recipe is for the thinnest, chewiest chocolate chip cookies that you ever did see. They taste deeply of caramel and are almost lacy, their chocolate chips bursting like topographical mountains from the flattest of cookie plains.
What do you think? Are you into it, or do you require more body, a little extra umph, in your chocolate chip cookie? I didn’t think I’d love these, since I’m more of a classic, medium-thick cookie gal, but I was wrong. I couldn’t stop reaching for these flatsos — their intense, caramel flavor is addicting, and I like the way you can almost fold them on top of themselves before taking a big, chocolatey bite.
Thin and chewy chocolate chippers – get into it! It’s cookie time.
Thin & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Slightly adapted from the Canal House Cooks Every Day
- 2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups plus all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 11 ounces chocolate chips
Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and salt and beat well to combine. Add the eggs, one at a time, until fully incorporated.
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda until combined. Add the flour mixture to the cookie batter and mix gently, until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Cover the dough tightly with plastic wrap and chill the cookie dough for at least an hour (and up to 72 hours — the longer you let it chill, the more developed the flavor will be). Once you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet (or two) with parchment paper.
Drop the cookie dough by the rounded tablespoon onto the prepared sheet(s), spacing them about 3-4 inches apart (they spread a lot). Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes, until golden brown throughout.
Allow cookies to cool on the sheet for at least 5 minutes before carefully transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Makes a lot — about 60 cookies.