OMFGcookies


I’ve been threatening to make cookies forever, but more often than not, laziness wins out and I have ice cream for dessert (vanilla ice cream with Heath bits is my default dessert option these days). (Most of my days fit into one of two categories: (1) days I have beer; or (2) days I have dessert.) In OMFGcookieshis old age (haha, just kidding, because if he’s old, what am I?) Ben has developed a bit of a sweet tooth. It’s gotten to the point where he (almost) wants homemade cookies more than I do. As the official baker of this family (Ben is the official cook), I finally got off my butt and made what might be some of the best cookies I’ve ever had. If these cookies and my favorite cookies of all time got in the ring like Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortiz, I’m not sure which one would sucker punch the other.

Like everyone else in the world, I’m really digging the savory-sweet thing. Deciding to go with chocolate chip cookies with sea salt, google brought me to “The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe EVER!” So I made them. And let me tell you, this Savory Sweet Life blogger does not lie. You want these in your dessert arsenal.

I figured I’d share my high-altitude adjustments here. I did the math so you don’t have to! (I’m at Denver altitude — 5280 feet.)

High-Altitude Ingredient List

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened (I let this sit out for 20 minutes.)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs (I let these sit out with the butter.)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups (12 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon smallish-medium coarse sea salt (I used 1 teaspoon.)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Aside from the high-altitude adjustments, I followed the recipe. (Except! I used regular coarse sea salt because that’s what we had. Less-coarse sea salt would’ve been better, but I don’t think it would make a huge difference. Also I refrigerate the dough for several hours before baking. I think this helps prevent the cookies from getting too flat.)

Mmmmm cookies! My next baking project involves finding a recipe for and doing a test run of white cake with chocolate frosting. I’ll keep you posted!