Chocolate Chip Cookies are a timeless recipe. They are perfect for any occasion, help convince people to buy a house, and they are a way into a man's heart. I've always loved baking cookies with my mom. On rainy days we would spend hours perfecting our chocolate chip recipe and now I'm sharing what we learned with you.
1 Large egg
1 1/2 All-purpose flour
1 tsp Baking soda
1/2 cup Brown sugar (firmly packed)
2 1/4 cups Chocolate chips
6 tbsp Granulated sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsalted butter
In a medium bowl sift the flour, baking soda and salt together.
In another large bowl mix at medium speed butter (at room temperature), and sugar until it is a smooth mixture.
Add the egg and vanilla, mixing at low speed.
Gradually add the flour mixture and mix in until everything has been combined, but be careful not to overtax.
Add chocolate chips and stir with a wooden spot so not to impact the flavor. Again don't over mix.
Preheat over 350°F. While oven is preheating chill your cookie dough. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper to get the best results.
Using an ice cream scoop or spoon drip dough on prepared cookie sheets, 6 to 8 per pan, depending on the size you make the cookies.
Bake one sheet at a time. Small cookies 8-10 minutes. Large cookies 10-13 minutes.
Let cookies cool for 5 minutes.
The Secret to Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Too many chocolate chips can flatten your cookies. Try reducing by 1/4 cup to avoid your cookies becoming flat.
Make sure your butter is at room temperature.
Using parchment paper is best, but you will still make great cookies if you use a non-stick spray.
Use fine quality and fresh ingredients.
When creaming, start beating on low speed for the first 30 seconds and then continue on medium. When the mixture is over-creamed, creamed too fast or it is too warm, the butter can start to break down and release air bubbles.
Too much flour can make the cookie tough, dried out and hard.
Always preheat your oven 10-15 minutes before you begin baking your cookies.
Chill the dough before baking. Or freeze the dough. This improves the flavor and allows the dough to relax a bit so it doesn't flatten out.
I hope you enjoy this easy timeless recipe and use the secret tips I've cultivated with my mother. Do you have a secret tip to help perfect your chocolate chip cookies? Add your tips in the comments below.
With love from Peak Valley,