(Cue Star Wars theme song...)
Over the entire month of January, I was on a quest. An immortal and dignified quest to discover the PERFECT chocolate chip cookie recipe. I've been burning through butter and eggs like they're going out of style.... and at long last.... Eureka! I have found it.
These babies are delectably rich and toothsome. Just the right amount of crisp on the edges and soft, sinking, moist chewiness in the middle. They even taste good if you burn them! (I tested that out for you already.)
Many, maaany recipes have I tried... only this one lived up to every chocolate chip cookie dream. Try it. I mean it. You will rave. You will never go back.
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups-ish chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350.
Whisk flour and baking soda together and set aside.
Blend all sugar and butter til creamy. (A handy dandy hand mixer helps.)
Add salt, vanilla, and eggs. Stir all the way in.
Blend in flour til smooth.
Mix in chips.
Bake about 10 mins until brown around edges and gooey in middle. Leave on pan to cool... they keep cooking a bit on the hot pan. This time probably varies by oven... mine is gas and needed one or two more minutes. Electric might need less?
(Oh yeah... you can turn off the StarWars music.)