My husband is one of those guys who can eat anything and everything and never gains weight – an affliction I wish I could have been blessed with, but I digress. He usually eats quite healthy but over the past few years I have figured out his major weakness: A good chocolate chip cookie.
I usually try to have a homemade baked good made at all times for us to nosh on, but with a busy work schedule, and my hatred for baking, sometimes I fall short – feel free to put me at the top of the ‘Worst Wives List’.
So recently with such a busy schedule, instead of making cookies, I’ve been ordering him Tate’s Chocolate Chip Cookies. For those of you who have never tried a Tate’s cookie, stop reading, and go buy some immediately. I must admit, there’s something about the taste and texture of these chocolate chip cookies that put them in a different echelon of cookie notoriety.
The only downside to Tate’s: to buy a bag you need to take a mortgage out on your house. I mean $6 for a small bag of cookies makes me cry inside, especially when I know how much it costs to make a cookie…
So after our bank account suffered and ached from buying 5 bags of cookies, I decided to take a stand and attempt to recreate the Tate’s amazingness.
The great thing about these cookies is that most of the ingredients you probably already have in your house – not to mention, they’re extremely quick to make!
I think this recipe came out amazing – the flavor and the texture… it was all there.
Tate's Copycat Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
- 2 Sticks Butter (1 cup - at room temperature)
- 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 3/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon Water
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, stir together you flour, baking powder and salt. In another large bowl, cream the butter and sugars, then add the water and vanilla. Mix until just combined.
- Add eggs to the butter mixture and mix them lightly. Stir in the flour mixture to your butter mixture. When flour is mixed in, fold in the chocolate chips.
- Drop 2 tablespoonfuls of the cookie dough 2-inches apart onto your baking sheets. Bake for 12-15 minutes depending on your preference of doneness. Allow to cool.