The *Perfect* Chocolate Chip Cookie

I have been on what seemed like an unending pursuit of the perfect chocolate chip cookie for quite a few months now. I must have tried 20 different recipes (just ask my husband) and although some of them weren’t “bad,” none of them were worth sharing. However, I’m excited to say that because of this recipe, the search is over. These cookies are, hands down, the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever tasted.

What I like most about these cookies is that they aren’t at all cakey. They are crispy on the bottom and chewy and delicious on the inside. It’s the perfect cookie. I have never seen a recipe like this, where you mix the melted butter with the brown sugar first and then have to let it sit for 5 minutes. I don’t know if it has something to do with the chemical composure or what… but I do know that it made a huge difference. Also, the one egg + one egg yolk probably plays a big role in keeping these bad boys from having that icky cakey texture.

Ingredients:

  • 2 sticks of butter (1 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bag of milk chocolate chips

Instructions:

  • First, preheat oven to 375 degrees and line baking sheet with tin foil.
  • Put brown sugar in a large bowl, melt both sticks of butter, and pour the melted butter over the brown sugar.
  • Stir the melted butter and brown sugar and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Next, add egg and egg yolk.
  • Then, stir in vanilla extract.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients slowly, mixing until combined.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Scoop small balls of dough onto foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 7 minutes.

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  • Let cool on a wire rack (cookies will become slightly crispy on bottom and chewy in the inside as they cool).

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This recipe makes a ton of cookies. I was able to take quite a few to a friend who just had twins and still have a cake plate full in my kitchen, and take some to another friend at church!

You can find the original recipe here, one of my new favorite blogs for kitchen inspiration!

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