I am seriously not kidding with you. This is the only chocolate chip cookie recipe you will need for the rest of your life.
Anyone who knows me knows about my love affair with chocolate. I love chocolate! All kinds of chocolate. I don’t discriminate, I’ve really never met something chocolatey that I did not like. I especially love a warm chocolate chip cookie with a glass of milk!
The Cast of Characters:
In a mixer with paddle attachment, cream together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. The brown sugar gives the cookies a wonderful depth of flavor.
Add the eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well after each egg. Mix in vanilla. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
Add all the dry ingredients and mix on low (unless you want to be covered in flour) until just combined.
Here comes the good stuff!
Add in the chocolate chips. You need good quality chocolate here. This is one time that I recommend getting a good brand like Ghirardelli and not the store brand.
Mix until just combined.
Oh my goodness, this must be what cookie heaven would be like… Resist the urge to eat the entire bowl of cookie dough right there and then. It tastes delicious! Not that I tried some or anything.
Scoop dough onto 3 pieces of plastic wrap, flatten a bit, wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes. You can keep the dough in the fridge for a few days at this stage if you are not ready to bake them.
While the dough is chilling, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Remove the dough from the fridge. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop cookie balls out of the dough and place them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
This recipe makes a pretty substantial amount of cookies. If you want to freeze some for another time, place some dough balls on a plate and give them a quick freeze for about 10 minutes. After about 10 minutes, you can put them in a ziplock bag and freeze them for up to a month.
Let us get back to the cookies we are baking now. This is the secret step in this recipe so pay attention. Are you ready for it? Sprinkle the cookies with a little bit of kosher salt! I know salt on cookies sounds weird. It makes the chocolate taste even more chocolatey. You don’t taste the salt at all.
Bake the cookies in a 400-degree oven for 14-16 minutes, turning 1/2 way through, until light brown.
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If the sight of these cookies doesn’t make you happy, I don’t know what will.