Last night I tried a new chocolate chip cookie recipe and it is AMAZING!! But a word of caution – it is VERY RICH (but soooo worth it).

chocolate chip cookie

I made a few adjustments to the original directions and am posting with my changes here.

INGREDIENTS:
(doubles well)

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled (but still liquid)
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c walnuts (optional, but I love nuts in cookies)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Ungreased cookie sheets or line with parchment paper (the parchment paper helps keep them from burning, so is my recommended choice).
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  5. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes 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.

chocolate chip cookie

chocolate chip cookie

The trick to this (and any) good chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe is to take them out of the oven BEFORE they look done. The should be just barely browned around the edges but still puffy and almost wet looking in the middle. They will flatten some as they cool, but this will make them very soft and chewy inside rather than hard and crunchy.


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