the quest is over. i’ve found it. the BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe. ever. for 15 plus years i always just made the tollhouse version you find on the back of the chocolate chip bag (except when i made gluten-free ones), which was really good and seemed like the quintessential chocolate chip cookie. but then i tried something new. and holy moley! these are the BEST homemade chocolate chip cookies i have EVER had! they are big and chewy and truly scrumptious, and i heart them so very much. welcome to my new go-to chocolate chip cookie!
the BEST EVER chocolate chip cookies
in a bowl, mix together:
12 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
then stir in:
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
add the following combined dry ingredients till just mixed:
2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips plus 1/2 cup white chocolate chips -or- 1 1/2 cups m-n-m’s
preheat oven to 325. these taste best when made on the bigger side, and it helps to reverse the cookie sheet positions halfway through baking. also, since the temp is lower than normal, they will need to cook a little longer – about 11 to 14 minutes or till the edges just start to harden but the centers are still soft and puffy. (don’t overbake!) cool on the sheet a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack. enjoy!