Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Like any good baker, I’m always on the lookout for the *PERFECT* chocolate chip cookie. A few months ago, when a colleague and friend of mine offered to share one of the cookies that his mom had sent him in a care package, I knew that I had finally found “the one.” Moist and pillowy with big chunks of chocolate, the cookie was sublime. I’ve been talking about it ever since.

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Last week, I was finally gifted with the recipe for these amazing chocolate chip cookies. I just knew I had to make them right away, so this weekend I single-mindedly set out to accomplish this goal. PLUS, with the stretch of 90+ degree weather we’ve been having this summer, I was inspired to upcycle these delicious cookies into homemade Chipwiches for a icy, refreshing treat. Stay tuned to see those goodies in action!

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe calls for jumbo-sized cookies, which use a 1/4 measuring up to achieve perfect consistency. I pack the cup tightly and then roll the dough into balls. You could also use an ice cream scoop to achieve similar results.

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 22 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 sticks butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 1 egg + 1 yolk, room temperature
  • 3 cups chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In an electric stand mixer, beat the butter, sugars, and vanilla together. Add the eggs.
  3. Next, add the dry ingredients and chocolate chips, alternating one with the other until blended well.
  4. Cover the mixing bowl and chill for 2 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat.
  6. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and let stand for 10 minutes. Use a 1/4 measuring cup to form consistently sized balls and transfer to baking sheet.
  7.  Bake for 13-14 minutes until the bottoms are golden brown. Transfer to a cooling rack.
  8. Enjoy!

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

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