This is a re do, a do over or a make over so to speak. These were probably the first cookie recipe on the blog a few years ago, but they needed to be brought back to life because they are that good. You just can't beat a good ol' Chocolate Chip Cookie!
Okay, so like I just said, these cookies have been on the blog for several years now. Why put the recipe up again? Well, because it has one lonely and very terrible photo. You would just keep scrolling and not get the chance to see how great these cookies really are. So, a little make over we have!
I know I talked about this before, but I have literally made thousands and thousands of these cookies. That is not an exaggeration.
Some years back there was a fund raiser at my daughter's school. Well, we ended up making almost 3,000 of these cookies! I never thought I could look at butter or chocolate chips again. We would be in the kitchen at 5:00 am getting trays and trays ready for the school rush. I remember long after the fund raiser was over and she left the school, I was approached by random teachers in supermarkets, cafés and just wherever to see if we still sold the cookies. Sorry, out of business!
Anyway, time passed and we found our love for the cookies again. They are probably our most baked cookie and usually loved by all the kids and adults alike that come through our doors. And when I say they are basic, they are as basic as they come. But so good and if you like chocolate chip cookies, you should give them a try.
On the topic of Chocolate Chip Cookies, yesterday (apparently), it was National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! Right, so you are old had at social media, this won't come as any kind of news to you. There seems to be a day for everything. And I mean everything under the sun, moon and stars. Just the other day it was flagged up as National No Churn Ice Cream Day? What?
So, I have a few questions? First, really National No Chrun Ice Cream Day? Second, who comes up with these days? Third, which nation? I sometimes wonder if I started a thread on Instagram, Twitter of Facebook, if the masses would follow suit. So I can start one called, I don't know, "National Salted Crackers Day". What do you think? Will the internet explode with perfectly displayed crackers? Maybe I should try it out and let you know.
As for the nation, I think it's all nations. I'm Canadian living in Spain and I join in the fun as well You just have to because these social media roller coasters are just too entertaining to miss out on.
If you're not a social media hound and don't know what I am talking about, don't fret. Hallmark isn't making greeting cards for these national holidays yet, so we don't need to panic. Yet.
As for these cookies, they are probably my favourite cookie. I don't know if it's because they are the first cookie I learned how to make, because they are easy or because they are packed with butter and chocolate. But whatever the reason, they really are top of my list.
They are crispy and chewy all at the same time. And in my opinion, the perfect cookie.
Notes about the cookies:
First and foremost, use butter! Not fake butter, not margarine, not shortening, not coconut oil or sunflower oil, BUTTER! It's what makes the cookie and anything else just won't be up to scratch. So remember, butter.
Follow the recipe and use the correct measurements. I say this because too much flour will make them cakey and too much butter will make them spread out too much into what will resemble a pancake, a flat one.
The dough can be made in advance and refrigerated. This isn't necessary, just something that you can do. And you can even freeze the stuff. I have done this so many times and the cookies always bake perfectly.
I used semi sweet chocolate chips but you can use which ever kind you prefer.
I bake these for 8 minutes and they come out perfect. But remember always check a bit before hand as your oven might run a bit hotter. They should be slightly golden and just going brown around the edges.
And that is just about it for the perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie.
Happy baking friends and enjoy all the non holidays!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 4 dozen (approximately) / Prep time: 10 minutes / Bake time: 8 minutes (per batch)
1 Cup/225 grams of butter
3/4 Cup/150 grams of brown sugar
1/2 Cup/100 grams of white granulated sugar
2 Cups/250 grams of plain flour
1 1/2 Cups/265 grams of chocolate chips
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon of salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat the butter on high speed for a minute or so. Add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg and vanilla. Beat until mixture is combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Stir in flour mixture until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 7 or 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and while still warm, slightly flatten each cookie gently with the back of a spatula. This is something I only started doing a few years back, and the result is a much more dense and chewy cookie.
Let cool a few minutes before transferring the cookies to a wire rack. Once cooled completely can be stored in an airtight container for about a week.
Click the downloadable link below to print recipe!
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