The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

August 23, 2008 at 4:34 pm 2 comments

I consider myself a Chocolate Chip Cookie Connoisseur.  They’re my go to dessert.  My obsession.  I have tried cookies at all different local bakeries, sandwich shops and stores.  I even had my sister’s friend steal the secret CC cookie recipe from the coffee shop he worked at.  But I still haven’t been able to make the “perfect” cookie at home…until yesterday. 

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 sticks butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
1 large egg (room temp.)
2 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375.
1. Affix the paddle attachment on your mixer. If you don’t have a stand mixer a hand held one will work just as well. Beat both sugars and butter on medium speed until light colored and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
2. In a separate bowl sift flour, baking soda, and salt. Turn mixer on low speed and slowly add the dry mixture until just combined. You do not want to over-mix…this will result in a tough cookie.
3. Add sprinkling of flour to the chocolate chips. This will ensure that they will be evenly distributed throughout the dough. With a wooden spoon mix to thoroughly combine.
4. On an ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart. You could also use a smaller ice cream scoop to get the job done.
5. Ok this is the crucial step that makes these the “best”. Bake 8-10 minutes or until just slightly light brown.  They will look undone but TAKE THEM OUT!!!  They will continue to cook a little on the cookie sheet once removed from the oven.  Cool for about 2-3 minutes and then transfer to wire rack.
6. Pour yourself a big glass of milk and enjoy!


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mrs.M&M  |  October 13, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    choc. Chip cookies are my weakness! We had some friends over to watch Heroes, so I made these cookies… They were gone before the show STARTED! Everyone loved them! I actually baked them for 6 min. with my oven and they were perfect!

  • 2. Gourmaniac  |  November 4, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    I just made these and they ARE the best recipe for chocolate chip cookies I have tried to date. Nice work and I’ll be referring to friends to this recipe!


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