An urban myth is a modern folk talke, its origins unknown, its believability enhanced simply by the frequency with which it is repeated. This signature chocolate chip cookie is the subject of one such myth. If you haven't heard the story...well I won't perpetuate it here. If you have, the recepe below should refute it. Copy it, print it out, pass it along to friends and family. It's a terrific recipe and it's absolutely free.
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar
3 tbls granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1-1/2 tsp instant espresso coffee powder
1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cream the butter with the sugars using an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy (approx 30 seconds).
Beat in the egg and the vanilla extract for another 30 seconds.
In a mixing bowl, sift together the dry ingredients and beat into the butter mixture at low speed for about 15 seconds. Stir in the espresso coffee powder and chocolate chips.
Using a 1 ounce scoop or a 2 tblsp measure, drop cookie dough onto a greased cookie sheet about 3 inches apart. Gently press down on the dough with the back of a spoon to spread out into a 2" circle. Bake for about 20 minutes or until nicely browned around the edges. Bake a little longer for a crisper cookie.