Thursday, June 22, 2017

Best chocolate chip cookies

When the word "best" is in the title for anything, I can be skeptical. Is it REALLY the best? Well, for these cookies, the answer is YES. Best part is that you can freeze the dough and make them from frozen any time you have a sweet tooth!!! Score. I also love to sprinkle fresh flaked sea salt on top for an extra boost of deliciousness.


Recipe is from Smitten Kitchen.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 T vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended.
3. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended.
4. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time (for giant cookies) or a tablespoon at a time (for smaller cookies) onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
5. Bake larger cookies for 15 to 17 minutes, or 10 to 12 minutes for smaller ones (check your cookies before they’re done; depending on your scoop size, your baking time will vary) in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.


To freeze: Freeze dough by the tablespoon by placing them on a tray. Allow to freeze for about 2 hours, then transfer them to a ziplock bag. You can bake them frozen!

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