Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Big Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love chocolate chip cookies. I don't know how you can not like them. Flour, sugar and butter with chocolate chips, what's not to like? Tragically, I do know one person who doesn't like them. I've seen her pick all of the chocolate chips out of a cookie and just eat the cookie part. What a sad, sad way to live one's life. Growing up, we always had chocolate chip cookies in the house. It was the one thing my mom baked on a regular basis, thanks to my dad's insatiable love for them. He's kind of picky though, he only really loves my mom's cookies. All other recipes seem to pale in comparison for him.

The same is not true for me. While I've always loved my mom's cookies, I am always on the lookout for something new. However, after making this recipe, I may be able to quit looking. These are my (current) favorite chocolate chip cookies. I have made them many times over the past few years, the recipe has been in my recipe binder for quite a while now. I've tried a few other recipes throughout, but I always come back to this one. It is chewy yet crispy, thick and satisfying with undertones of brown sugar and caramel and it's filled with a boatload of chocolate chips. If you proclaim even a slight interest in chocolate chip cookies, you must make these cookies today!

The perfect cookie

 Gather all the ingredients

Mix the melted butter and sugar, it doesn't
get better then that

 Add in the egg, egg yolk and vanilla
(looks kind of like abstract art)

 Mix it all up until creamy

 Get the dry ingredients
and the chippers

 Combine the dry and wet 

And now, the magic can happen!

Pour in those yummy chocolate chips

 A mountain of chocolate

 Hmm, someone's finger got in the way

 Caught red handed!

Ready to bake

Cool 5 minutes on the cookie sheet...

 then move to a cooling rack

 A few weeks worth of bed time snacks,
ready to chill in the freezer

Note: Take a look at my cookies and tons of other delicious looking treats at Sweet as Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies
From Allrecipes.com
  • 2 cups all purpose flour 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted 
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar 
  • 1/2 cup white sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 egg yolk 
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips 
In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt.

In a medium bowl, mix together melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until creamy.

Mix in the dry ingredients until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips

Bake cookies for 14-17 minutes at 325 degrees, do not over bake. (They should be lightly brown on the edges but still look gooey in the middle, that's okay, they will finish cooking on the baking sheet after they're out of the oven.) Let cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet before removing to cooling racks.  


  1. I was going to make chocolate chip cookies on my day off tomorrow and I'm definitely going to try this recipe!

  2. I'm glad to help you out on your day off! These cookies are so good, and really easy too. Have a relaxing day tomorrow!

  3. So . . . I'm picky, huh?

  4. Oh you know, just a little bit! :)

  5. These cookies are perfect! And they pair perfectly with a big glass of milk!

  6. They look wonderful! Wanted to try a new recipe, too!!!

  7. Just staring at your pictures of your cookies is giving me a serious craving. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your cookies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/06/sweets-for-saturday-22.html

  8. Thanks! I'll check it out.