I'm absolutely over the moon about chocolate chip cookies!!
I haven't posted a chocolate chip recipe recipe I absolutely love, until now!
Alton Brown's 'chewy' is amazing...
but I added a whole (scraped) vanilla bean to the recipe and we adored it!
I do love the fresh vanilla taste!
Yes, I thought I was being original, no...not so much! I looked (on the web) for vanilla bean chocolate chip recipes and found tons!
Although, I must say, combining Alton's recipe and my addition is amazing!
Vanilla Bean Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe Adapted from Alton Brown
Makes approx. 2 dozen cookies
8 ounces unsalted butter (2 sticks)
12 ounces bread flour (about 2 1/4 cups)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 ounces granulated sugar (about 1/4 cup)
8 ounces brown sugar (about 1 1/4 cups)
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 ounce whole milk (about 2 1/2 Tb)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 whole vanilla bean, seeded
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
Melt the butter in a saucepan and set aside.
Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda in a small bowl.
In a medium bowl stir the melted butter and sugar together, until well combined. Whisk in the egg, egg yolk, whole milk, vanilla and vanilla seeds.
Whisk the flour into the egg mixture slowly. Lastly add the chocolate chips.
Refrigerate for around 1 hour.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Roll the dough into 1-1/2 / 2-inch balls. Half way through turn the baking sheet (so the cookies bake evenly.) Let cool and set aside. Be sure to let the pan cool thoroughly before baking the next batch.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through and golden brown.