Thursday, November 5, 2015

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I usually don't bake the same desserts twice... unless they are these cookies. This is one of my favorite chewy chocolate chip cookie recipes. I've been turning to this recipe time and time again for the past 10 years. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter (for dairy free substitute with Earth Balance)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (about 9 ounces) semisweet or white chocolate chips
Equipment
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside. 
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter with both sugars; beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low; add the vanilla, and eggs. Beat until well mixed. Add the flour mixture; mix until just combined. 
  3. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Drop overflowing tablespoon-size balls of dough about 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake until cookies are golden around the edges, but still soft in the center, 10 to 12 minutes. If you make your cookies smaller bake them for 8 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool on baking sheet 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool completely.