The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies


The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

My friend Callie posted this recipe several years ago, and since I hadn’t found a great recipe yet, I thought I would give it a try. We were not disappointed at all! It has become our family’s favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe. I’ve only tried one other “Best Chocolate Chip Cookie” recipe after this one and it didn’t compare. The trick with these, is to not over bake them. They will sit on the pan for a few minutes to finish up before you take them off. That seals in the perfection.

 

 

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 Cups plus 2 Tablespoons Flour

1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda

1/2 teaspoon Salt

12 Tablespoons Real Butter (1 1/2 sticks unsalted), Melted and Cooled

1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar

1 Cup Packed, Brown Sugar

1 Large Egg plus 1 Egg Yolk

2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract

1 1/2 Cups Milk Chocolate, Chocolate Chips

Preheat the Oven to 325. (We have tried 350 but 325 does work better.)

Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, cream the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the whole egg and egg yolk and mix well. Add in the vanilla and mix. Continue to mix as you slowly add in the flour mixture. Turn off the mixer and add in the Chocolate Chips, and then stir by hand. Use a cookie scoop or drop rounded scoop fulls of dough on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 325 for 10-14 minutes. Our oven does about 13 minutes. Don’t over bake. You want them to look lightly brown and very soft. Leave them sitting on the pan for several minutes before removing to cool. This will finish the baking process for the cookies.

*As a side note, Kevin made these a while back. He didn’t read the directions and hasn’t made cookies before, so he put all the ingredients in, including the chocolate chips and mixed them all together at once. He didn’t separate the ingredients and mix them in at the “correct” time. I was proven wrong, and they turned out delicious. Maybe even a little more so than the original recipe because the chocolate chips were torn apart a little and the chocolate was dispersed all throughout. I still can’t bring myself to make them this way, but don’t worry about them not turning out!

 

This makes 3-4 dozen. I freeze the leftover cookie dough and bake up a few when I am in the mood. They still turn out great.

If you haven’t found “your” Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe yet, Give these a try. I don’t think you will be disappointed.

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