Thursday, December 31, 2009

Great American Cookie Company Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

The first thing I made in my brand new Kitchen Aid Professional series stand mixer is a new chocolate chip cookie recipe. I consider myself a bit of a chocolate chip cookie aficianado; in fact, I've toyed with the idea of making a new blog, a la The Brownie Project, dedicated to my attempts to find the best chocolate chip cookie recipe. Alas, not enough time.

I had intended to make a double fudge cookie as my first recipe for my new stand mixer, but I misread this recipe, and somehow managed to mentally add cocoa powder when I read it. This recipe probably would do well with the addition of cocoa powder, but since it was new to me, I didn't want to alter it the first time around. They are quite tasty, especially fresh out of the oven. Nice chew to them, with a nice caramel flavor. Definitely make sure to have a gallon of ice cold milk on hand to go with these cookies! I think they come pretty close to the flavor of the Great American Cookie Company cookies, though my big cookie scoop was M.I.A. when I baked these, so the size is certainly not quite right. If you grew up on those mall cookies, you will be a fan of these, definitely.

P.S. - If you're stopping by from Bake at 350's Flavor of the Month, thank you! If you need more of a holiday cookie fix, click here to visit my collection of Christmas cookie recipes from this year's Christmas Cookie Bonanza!

Great American Cookie Company Copycat Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
3 cups of mix-ins (like chocolate chips, nuts, peanut butter chips, M&Ms, etc.)

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Mix flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl with a whisk.
3. Mix butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in mixer bowl until creamy.
4. Add eggs and mix.
5. Gradually stir in flour mixture.
6. Add 3 cups mix-ins; stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
7. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls, two inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
8. Bake 10 minutes or until golden. Cool on wire rack.


Lindsay said...

First, those cookies looks ridiculously YUMMY!

Second, I'm so excited about your blog! It's adorable! First time here... can't wait to read through a few more posts! :)

Happy New Year!

cookies and cups said...

Love a good chocolate chip cookie ~ you can't go wrong!

bridget {bake at 350} said...

Oooo...Great American Cookie Company cookies! I need to make a batch of these BEFORE going to the mall and stick them in my purse! ;)

Jade said...

You can never go wrong with a chocolate chip cookie. They will always be my favorite.

Kate said...

These look so good. I, too, am on the never-ending quest for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe. Enjoy your new Kitchen Aid! Happy New Year!! - Kate

Pink Martini said...

Hi. Thanks for stopping by to see the Hunks of Gingerbread. My uncle made a copper cutter for me after I gave him a drawing. I have my 'man' in a couple sizes. Happy new year!

Queenie Jeannie said...

All these cookies.........YUMMO!!!

Happy New Year and thank you for visiting on my special SITS day!!

Dorothy said...

Oh wow, a Great American Cookie Company clone? Yum! I can't remember the last time I had one of those, but the store in the mall always has a line! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.

Sue Sparks said...

These look like exceptionally good chocolate chip cookies! YUM! Happy New Year!

Kristin said...

I would try out a new chocolate chip cookie recipe every day if I could! Happy new year!

Lauren said...


I'm very sorry for the delay in coming to say hello, but wanted to thank you for swinging by my blog on Monday for my SITS day. Hope you have a very happy new year!


Teresa said...

I am indeed jealous you got a KITCHEN AID STAND UP MIXER!!!!
I am soooooo wanting one!
Can't believe I bake as much as I do and do not have one!
It's on my list!
What color did you get?
I am thinking about the chrome?
Those cookies look yummmmee!
Thanks for dropping by Bainbridge!

Diane {} said...

They look great!

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