Chocolate chip cookies are a good bet in the Land of the Midnight Sun.

February 26, 2010 at 5:32 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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I spent six years of my life in Yellowknife, N.W.T.  It was an experience, that’s for sure.  We moved up there for my father’s job when I was five from the urban mecca of Toronto, Ontario.

I don’t know if you have ever been to Yellowknife but the winter’s there are gloomy and you hardly see daylight.

During the winter day’s there wasn’t very much to do.  It was way to dark to play outside.  Even if there was some light, playing in minus 40 degree weather isn’t fun.  Believe me, I did it and got frost bite a few times.

Since playing outside was not an option my brother and I always had friend’s over to our house after school.  It was always the house to go to because both my parents were usually at work and there were yummy goodies, or more specifically my mom’s delicious chocolate chip cookies.

Everyone wanted those cookies. No one wanted to share and with no parents around  many brother-sister scraps took place (our friends knew not to get involved with arguing siblings).  These fights continued to happen until we decided to play a game to win the cookies.

Of course, ever 8-year-old knows how to play poker (or at least my brother and I did and we taught others, the little trouble makers we were) and poker was the game to be played.  The wager?–chocolate chip cookies.

So there we all were, 4 or 5 kids playing poker for  cookies.  Oh, the life of a child in Yellowknife.

Anyway, I decided recently that I wanted to make a chocolate chip cookie my way.  I wanted a cookie that was not too sweet, had just enough chocolate, a crispy bottom and chewy centre.

Lo and behold my chocolate chip cookie recipe.


Tori’s Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1-1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp milk
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment cream together butter and sugars on medium until smooth for 3 minutes.

Beat in eggs one at a time and then mix in vanilla.

In a small cup, heat milk in the microwave for 5 seconds. Remove, swirl milk around and microwave for another 5 seconds.

Add baking soda to milk and stir until baking soda becomes dissolved. Add milk to batter while mixing on medium speed (make sure you scrape the bottom of the cup to get all the baking soda out). Add salt and mix.

With the mixer on low speed, add flour by 1/2 cup intervals and mix until combined. Once flour is combined stir in chocolate chips.

Shape cookies by scooping out a tablespoon of batter, rolling it into a ball and then placing it on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 10 minutes, turning baking sheet once after 5 minutes so that cookies are evenly browned. When the cookie is cooked it will have spread and be golden.

Remove from oven and let rest for two minutes. Transfer cookie to a wired cooling rack and let rest for 30 – 45 minutes before putting them in an airtight container.


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