Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The. Best. Chocolate. Chip. Cookies. EVER.

Really. They’re that good. And the dough is even better.
I’ve had this recipe for around 5 years. I’m pretty sure I got it from another blog, but I just copied it down and didn’t write a source down. Lame. Because I really want to tell them how awesome these are.
This is what my recipe looks like. I keep it in the front cover of my recipe folder. It’s got a bunch of stains on it, that seem to have magically disappeared in the picture. Weird.
Start by creaming 1Tbs vanilla, 3 sticks softened butter, 1 1/4 c sugar, 1 1/4 c brown sugar, and 2 eggs.
This is what it looks like when it’s all creamed together. Yum!
I usually mix my dry ingredients in another bowl and whisk them together, though I forgot a picture of that step. 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp baking soda, 4 c flour. Add that in, about a cup at a time, until it’s well incorporated. Then add one bag of chocolate chips. Or one and a half. I think I added an extra half a bag of mini chips this batch.
These are my best friends for baking and cookie making.
Scoop the dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 350 for 8-12 minutes. I do about 9 and they’re  perfect.
They should be just barely browning around the edges. Barely.
And look like this on the bottom. Soft, gooey cookies. No crunchers here.
I scoop my extra dough onto another cookie sheet and freeze it. When it’s frozen (it only takes an hour), I put them all in a gallon sized Ziploc with the cooking instructions written on the side. {They take an extra minute to bake when they’re frozen.}
I also throw one or two dough pieces in a bowl and put them in the microwave for 45-60 seconds when I’m craving a warm cookie but don’t want to eat make a whole batch.
I also love to share them with my favorite littles!

The best chocolate chip cookies EVER!
1 Tbs vanilla extract (get the good kind, not imitation!)
1 1/2 C butter (3 sticks), softened
1 1/4 C sugar
1 1/4 C brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
4 C flour
1 bag chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350.
Cream together butter, sugars, vanilla, and eggs.
Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl and whisk to mix. Add to butter mixture, one cup at a time, until well mixed. Add chocolate chips.
Using a cookie scoop (or spoons, about 1 Tbs full), scoop dough onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until bottoms are just barely golden brown.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh! We saw the little thumbnail picture and had to check out these cookies! They really do look like the best chocolate chip cookies ever! We invite you to share them at our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party and on our new sister site - We hope you'll stop by! -The Six Sisters