If there is one thing that you have to master, it is the chocolate chip cookie. No real cookie baker should be able to rest until they have come up with the best recipe for chocolate chip cookies.
If you are new to baking, this might be a challenge but it is one that you need to master. To help you out, I have a very simple recipe for you. It is best to start out with something simple in the beginning. As time goes on, you can make the recipe your own and you will be well on your way to having the best chocolate chip cookies in town. For now, let’s geek it simple.
You just need the most basic of ingredients, but here is a tip, buy quality. Some things you can skimp on in life but quality ingredients will make a difference in the end product. Cookies are meant to be an indulgence, so don’t skimp. Here is what you need.
- 2 cups all purpose flour.
- 1 TSP Baking Soda
- 1 TSP Salt
- 1.5 Sticks Of Butter
- 3/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
- 2/3 Cup White Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1TSP Vanilla Extract
- 1 Bag Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Whisk the flour, baking soda and salt in a large wowl until well combined.
- Using a hand mixer on high, beat the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until it is fluffy. Add the eggs slowly and beat until incorporated. Add in the vanilla and beat to incorporate. Last, add the sugar and beat on medium speed.
- Stir in the bag of chocolate chips.
- Scoop out tablespoon sized portions of the mix onto a lightly greased baking pan.
- Place into a preheated 375 degree oven and bake 13 to 15 minutes or until golden in color.
- Remove from the oven and cool.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Tips
- Use different kinds of chips.
Who says you have to use one one kind of chocolate chip. Use different brands to create a texture difference.
- Refrigerate the dough.
If your first batch of cookies comes out flat, refrigerate your dough to make a thicker cookie.
- Vary the sugar content.
For a thinner and crisper cookie, use more white sugar. For a thicker and caramel like cookie, use more brown sugar.
- Roll your cookies into shape.
Some people like to just scoop them onto the baking sheet but for a well shaped cookie, roll it into a ball with your hands.
- Use salt.
A sprinkling of sea salt can make your cookies more complex. Salty and sweet is a proven winner for taste buds.
- Do Not Overbake
It is easy to let your cookies go too far in the oven. The result is a cookie that is hard once cooled. Cookies continue to cook out of the oven, pull them a minute early.