November 28, 2011

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I don't know about you, but chocolate chip cookies should be baked all year round.

Who says they're not part of the holiday baking season? Not that I know anyone who would say that...I can't imagine not having them around among all the other holiday baked gooies. Who won't be thrilled to receive a batch of these babies freshly made? With love. <3

After taking a break from cooking since Thursday, I got my bake on Sunday night. This recipe makes a lot of chocolate chip cookies- I think I've got 24 sitting in my cookie box! They are soooo much better than the other chocolate chip cookie I've got on my blog, I'd even go so far as to say they're the best I've ever made.

Oh yes. I said it. These are my favorite chocolate chip cookies!

Source: Life of a Wife
Servings: at least 24

2 cups + 2 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
12 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled until warm
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325. Whisk dry ingredients together in a medium bowl; set aside.  With electric mixer or by hand, mix butter and sugars until thoroughly combined.  Beat in egg, yolk, and vanilla until combined.  Add dry ingredients and beat at low-speed just until combined.  Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets.  Bake, reversing position of cookie sheets halfway through until cookies are light golden brown and outer edges are just starting to harden but the centers are still soft and puffy (about 11-14 minutes).  Do not overbake!

Cool cookies on sheets until able to lift without breaking.  Transfer to wire rack to cool. 

What's on your holiday baking list?


  1. Sounds yummy! I'm already making plans for christmas baking, and these are going on my list

  2. I love chocolate chip cookies! So classic, and baking a really, *really* good one is a huge baking accomplishment. If the pictures are any indication, these are fabulous! :)

    Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorite things in life. Great recipe!
    My holiday baking usually dictated by how many snow days I get before Christmas, those are my true baking days!

  4. yay I'm glad you liked them! I thought they were some of the best I'd tried too. My mom makes chocolate chip cookies every year for our Christmas cookie platter!

  5. You really can't beat a good chocolate chip cookie!

  6. I have a ccc recipe very similar to this - I love a good chewy cookie!!

  7. Agreed. Chocolate chip cookies are seasonless


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