The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

by Ben Cook

This chocolate chip cookies recipe is the culmination of much experimentation for the complete greatest in chocolate chip goodness. The trick will be to cream the butter and sugar together, but to not overbeat the dough. Another element that helps to create such a delicious cookie would be to chill the dough before baking. Check out the added ideas at the end of the recipe for far more insider directions.


1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 pound cold unsalted butter, cut into inch pieces, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 3/4 cup tightly packed light brown sugar, 1 1/2 tsp. real vanilla extract, 1 huge egg, room temperature, lightly beaten, 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate


1. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt inside a medium sized bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, cream together the white sugar, light brown sugar, and butter till completely incorporated.

3. Add the vanilla extract and egg and mix together. Do not overbeat.

4. Stir in the dry ingredients from the medium sized bowl. It's important that you don't overbeat at this point, either.

5. Cover and refrigerate the dough for at least an hour - overnight is preferable.

6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Making use of either parchment paper or slip pads, drop the dough by rounded teaspoons (or utilizing a little ice cream scoop) about 2 inches apart.

7. Bake for 10-13 minutes (depending on your oven) or until the edges of the cookies are golden brown. The centers should look "undone".

8. Take out cookies from the oven and let them set for about five minutes. Move to cooling racks and let cool an extra 15 minutes.

The end result is actually a crispy, but chewy cookie very good enough for one of the most discerning chocolate chip cookie connoisseur (for a lot more recipes check the link). When you try this basic but outstanding chocolate chip cookies recipe, you will forget there was ever a different way of baking. Listed here are some added ideas that could assist you to in your quest for the ideal cookie ever:

1. The cookie dough could be rolled into a log, wrapped in plastic wrap, and refrigerated. Just cut the suitable thickness from the log and bake as instructed above.

2. Use a mixture of chocolate, from milk chocolate mini-bits to large chunks of decadent bittersweet goodness.

3. Don't use "fake" vanilla extract. Get the real stuff.

4. By the same token, do not use "fake" butter, either. Having said that, "nut" butters, including almond or cashew, could be substituted for vegan chocolate chip cookie aficionados.

5. This recipe can also use oatmeal, nuts, or raisins, according to tastes. Reduce the amount of sugar or use a baking sugar substitute to accommodate a diabetic cookie fan.

6. For an outstanding dessert, increase the size of the cookies and use two of them to sandwich your favorite flavor of ice cream.

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