I am frequently asked for a good chocolate chip cookie recipe, in fact, I think it is what everyone asks from me the most! I think one could argue that it is an all American classic as well as a favorite.
Cookies are good any time of year for their versatility, they are good for picnics, camping, school lunches, etc. They are easy to make and easy to transport to practically anywhere as they require no refridgeration and require even less time to prepare! All you need is a good chocolate chip cookie recipe!
A year ago when I started my job, I disliked Martha Stewart and the dang Cookie cookbook she rode in on! It was the bain of my existance at my job and that woman needed to pay!! Today, while I'm still not the biggest fan of Martha, I will admit she has some pretty darn good recipes and I'm thankful for the chocolate chip cookie recipe! It is by far, the best one I've ever had! And that is the one I am sharing with you all today!!
Kitchen aid with the beater blade -or- a bowl with your hand mixer
a couple of sheet pans
ice cream scoop (to scoop cookies of course!)
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temp
1/2 cup granulated
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (pure makes the cookies taste sooo wonderful!)
2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees and line your cookie sheets with parchment paper
You are going to be using the creaming method, this means you are going to cream your fat (butter) with your sugars (granulated and brown) until combined.
After that you add your eggs and vanilla until combined.
Once all the wet ingredients are together you can start adding the dry; salt, baking soda, ap flour. Mix the dry ingredients to the wet until you can see traces of flour left and then add your chocolate chip cookies, mix just until the flour is fully incorporated.
I like to scoop the cookies with an ice cream scoop to get the same size cookie everytime, however you can do it however you prefer. It also makes it easy to portion and you don't get all sticky from the cookie dough! Make sure they are about 2 inches apart on the sheet!!
Put the cookies in the oven for about 10 minutes and then check on them! They took about 14 minutes in my oven to be perfect, but everyone's oven is going to be different. You want to edges to be brown and you want to center to still look a little light for the chewy chocolate chip cookies. That and the cookies will continue to bake on the cookie sheet even after you have pulled them out of the oven.
Enjoy!! These are great to dunk in a nice cold glass of milk!! They also make good ice cream sandwichs!!