Like many of you, I have made dozens of chocolate chip cookies. They are favorites of nearly everyone and you'd think they wouldn't be that difficult yet I continually struggle to find the recipe for what I consider to be the "perfect" chocolate chip cookie. Results tend to be either too cake like, too crispy or too doughy (don't be fooled, I like cookie dough as much as the next gal but I prefer my baked cookies to be done). If you've had the same struggle give this recipe a try. Shoot, try it even if you are happy with your current recipe. It is by far the best chocolate chip recipe I have tried and I hope you will try it and agree.
To get the best results, don't skimp and use real butter, real vanilla and real chocolate chips. You will be happy you didn't cut corners.
Cathy's Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies
4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, melted
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
2 egg yolks
4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
- Sift together the flour, soda and salt and set aside.
- In a large bowl cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Mix in the eggs and egg yolks and vanilla until light and creamy (it will be thinner than you expet it to be and that's okay).
- Mix in the sifted dry ingredients until just blended.
- Stir in the chocolate chips with a wooden spoon.
- Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
- Bake 15-17 minutes in the preheated one, or until the edges are lightly browned. Cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.
Yield: 28 cookies
Note: For a smaller 3" cookie, use a 1 1/2 tablespoon measuring spoon. I've found the baking time is the same and you will get more cookies (approximately 4 1/2 dozen). The smaller cookies taste just as good but are not as impressive as the 5 inch cookies on a platter!