Everyone has their favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe – well, here’s mine.
- 1 LB (aka 4 sticks) butter
- 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
- 2 1/4 cups light brown sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 3 cups PLUS 2 TBLSP all-purpose flour
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1 TBLSP salt
- 2 TSP baking powder
- 2 TSP baking soda
- 1 TBLSP pure vanilla extract
- Chocolate chips & pecans if you’re into nuts (which I am not)
Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes – every oven is different and my oven bakes quick, so always go for less time.. You can always add, but you cannot take away the burn!
Cream together butter – sugars – salt & add eggs
Reduce speed & add both flours.. SLOWLY. and here’s a little party trick – if you have a Kitchen Aid mixer like me and you’re not trying to turn your black cat Binx into Snowball then throw a towel over it so you don’t have flower everywhere. Cleaner Kitchen, Happier Baker.
I hand mix in my chocolate chips & because I’m extra I use 1 12oz bag of chocolate chips and I never really think thats enough so I’ll add 1/3 to 1/2 a bag of mini chips too. The more the merrier. You can never have enough chocolate chips.. am I right?
Make dough balls, I use that really cool kitchen tool that idk the name of but its basically my favorite and creates balls of dough. This recipe makes 7-8 dozen cookies, which is a lot if you don’t have a giant family with 100 second cousins, so I freeze a lot of them. I’ll make however many dozen I want for the day/party/husband to take to work to feed people that don’t bake & freeze the rest. I’ll ball up the dough and throw – gently place them in a Zip Lock freezer bag. If you’re anything like me with a work-a-holic husband, you’ll want a cookie now and then. I can just take 1 or 2 out of my freezer bag and make those. BOOM. Fresh cookie. & Ten times better then the silly tollhouse breakaway ones in the isle at Meijer. (your local grocery if you aren’t from Michigan)
1st row pictures from top left to top right
—–> the chocolate chips I use, semi sweet morsels by Nestle – Tollhouse
—–> I didn’t think there are ever enough chocolate chips so I add the minis
—–> The “RIGHT” amount of chips. More is more.
—–> Using that tool that makes perfect dough balls I don’t know the name of
2nd row pictures from large left image to middle right to bottom right
—–> Lined up in all their glory cooling!
—–> a dozen fits perfect on a traditional baking pan, you don’t want them too close because they’ll spread out and conjoin, but if you’re into that, by all means
—–> Note the lightly browned edges you don’t want them any darker cause the bottoms will be burnt & legit no one likes that, & you don’t want them any more pale cause they will be dough..
Let me know if you love it! I hope you’ll add this gem in your recipe box! Good Luck!