The Perfect "Chipless" Chocolate Chip Cookie ~ if you've ever wondered if a chocolate chip cookie would be any good without the chips, I've got the answer for you! (Spoiler alert: YES!!) But only when you amp up that buttery cookie flavor with a few easy tricks.
Brown the butter by melting it in a medium saucepan until it starts to bubble and foam. Continue cooking, swirling the pan occasionally, a couple of more minutes until the solids in the butter start to turn golden and caramelize. Keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn, once it starts to brown it goes pretty quickly.
Remove the browned butter from the heat and allow to cool partially.
Once mostly cooled, add the two sugars and molasses to the pan and whisk to combine.
Whisk in the eggs, vanilla, and salt, and combine well. Then whisk in the baking powder and baking soda and whisk until smooth.
Finally, add the the flour and fold everything together until the dough is formed and there are no dry, unmixed bits of flour remaining.
Cover the dough and refrigerate for about 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Roll the dough into balls about the size of large walnuts. This batch makes 18 large-ish cookies, or you can make them whatever size you like, just make sure to adjust your baking time accordingly. Press them down slightly on the baking sheet, and leave about 2 inches between each cookie to allow for spreading.
Bake for about 15 minutes until slightly puffed up and starting to go a bit brown around the edges. Don't over bake!
Allow to cool on the pan for a couple of minutes, then transfer to a baking rack to finish cooling.
https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/the-chipless-chocolate-chip-cookie-recipe/ February 12, 2020