Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Cookie Monster

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (or dark, or white, or mixed! Follow your bliss.)

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
  4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
Baking note: If you want smaller cookies, just drop them by the spoonful on the cookie sheet and lower the cooking time by a few minutes. Watch the oven on this one! I always set the timer for about nine minutes regardless because I am freaky about not over-baking my beloved cookies.

The low temperature and melted butter make these cookies deliciously soft and chewy. Let me know if you try it! I don't think I'll ever abandon this recipe; its idiot-proof ways make me happy.

This recipe is from All Recipes.


  1. YOU FOUND MY GO-TO RECIPE! I shrieked with delight when I read this post. These cookies are the best choco chip ones I've come across so far ... I think the melted butter and lots more vanilla does it. I am still looking for a few minor improvements, but in general this is the best. Did you find it on Allrecipes.com? You know when you see that many reviews that you have a pretty good cookie =).

  2. @Nutmeg-
    Yes! It's from Allrecipes! I'm glad we're cookie twins!

  3. If only I could cook!
    I'm having flashbacks to a metal-bowl-in-microwave incident. Ehh..

    You should bake me a cookie and send it to me!!!

    I'm only half-kidding. ;)

    Hope you had an incredible Halloween gorgeous!

  4. yum!! i'm gonna try it out with gluten free flour. it won't be perfectly the same, but i could use a good cchip cookie.

  5. Not sure if my last comment went through.. ?

  6. oh man these are making me so hungry!!! this brings back so many memories of my best friend and i making chocolate chip cookies when we were twelve!!

  7. I love the name of your blog! So cozy!

  8. I am so trying these cookies this weekend! Who doesn't love good old fashioned choc. chip cookies?!?!



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