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Thin & Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Thin & Crunchy chocolate chip cookie
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In honor of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, I thought I would post two chocolate chip cookie recipes for you. In my household, I'm the only one who likes thin, crispy cookies. The rest of the fam likes soft, chewy cookies. Are you Team Thin & Crispy or Team Soft & Chewy?

I never knew how you got cookies to be crispy, so I asked my awesome baking friend, Sarita Gelner aka Rizty Mom Blog. Not only did she answer my question, she provided me with tips and recipes to share with you! She's simply the best. BTW - she was a guest on my podcast. If you haven't heard her story, check out Episode 29: Even In Your Darkest Moments, You Have To Find The Light.

Here are some of the tips and tricks Sarita provided for thin & crispy cookies, but this is where you will find all of tips and tricks:

*Use less flour than you would in your normal cookies

*Use melted butter that is then slightly cooled

*Use more butter to get that thin and buttery cookie that snaps with every bite

*Use a touch of water or skim milk in batter which will help it spread

*Bake the cookies for longer

*Use more granulated (white) sugar than brown sugar since brown sugar has molasses to give chew.

Thin & Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies-


2 C AP flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp. Salt 1 1/4 C salted butter, melted then slightly cooled 1 C granulated sugar 1/2 C light brown sugar 2 large eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract 2 tsp water or milk or coffee 2 C semi sweet choc chips – use chips of choice or chocolate chunks

Instructions: - Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment paper. - Melt butter in large microwaveable bowl then cool for a few minutes. - Then whisk in sugars for one minute. - Add eggs and vanilla and water (or milk) and whisk another minute - Add Baking soda and salt and whisk well to incorporate. - Switch to a sturdy silicon spatula to mix in the flour. Then fold in choc chips. - Use a 1 1/2 tab cookie scoop to put 6 cookie balls per baking sheet. Give them space to spread. - Bake 12 minutes. Cool completely to finish crisping.

So, my thin & crispy cookies didn't turn out like Sarita's, take a look:

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I clearly made each cookie too big and I didn't cook them long enough. BUT, they were still yummy! Practice makes perfect and you better believe I will keep making them until I get it right!

Lu helped me make these and she made a suggestion. She wanted M&M's in some, so I said yes.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you're Team Soft & Chewy, here's the perfect recipe for you!

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