Monday, November 24, 2008

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever!

This recipe is cross-posted on our family blog, but I wanted to make sure it was documented here as well with the proper credit. I cannot say enough about this recipe. Since high school I have been on the quest for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. I've tried countless combinations and ratios of ingredients trying to perfect the cookie. This is definitely it in my mind. I love the fact that I don't have to use my mixer, the cookies are thick and gooey, and just basically everything else about this recipe. Yum! I'll post the recipe as I follow it with the credits below:
Jaay's Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

· 2 cups all-purpose flour
· 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
· 1/2 teaspoon salt
· 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 semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat (or grease the pan if you do not have either of these handy).

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt, and set aside.

Meanwhile, melt the butter. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla, egg, and egg yolk adding each ingredient one at a time and mixing until combined. Add the dry ingredients in thirds to the wet ingredients, and mix until combined. Over mixing will lead to tough cookies.

Using a 1/4 cup cookie scoop, drop the cookie dough onto the parchment-lined baking sheet at least two inches apart. (My baking sheet only holds 8 cookies since they're so big.)

Bake at 325 for 15-17 minutes until the edges are golden brown. Let cool on the pan for 1-2 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack. (Or, as we do, you can eat them right off the pan!)

Hope you enjoy these as much as we do!

[I saw this recipe on the baby board I'm a part of. The poster had seen it on someone's blog who had seen it on a baking website. ]


Rachel said...

OK. I made these cookies and they tasted good, were chewy and everything, but came out flat. I followed the recipe to a T. Any ideas of what could have gone wrong? I am such a terrible cook/baker.......ugh!

Joshua Jacob Nicholas said...

I tried these last night- perfect! I've been looking for a super chocolate chip cookie recipe for awhile now- thanks! :-)