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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies You Will Ever Make

January 18, 2016
BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

In a world of Pinterest, it’s hard to make this claim when so many others have already made it. But it’s really true you guys, these will be the best chocolate chip cookies you will ever make. You know how I know? Because I have already made all those cookies on Pinterest and believe me when I say– this is it! This is the one. I have been on the hunt for the perfect chocolate chip cookie since I was 11 years old and baked my first batch of cookies. When I first discovered Pinterest four years ago, I gained about ten pounds that first year because I was trying out every recipe I could. I went through SO MANY COOKIES. Some were good, some were great, but none stood out as much as this one. Now, I can’t take full credit for this recipe since I originally found it on Pinterest on one of my endless searches for the perfect cookie but I did tweak it a little bit. These were originally intended to be “brookies” which are essentially brownies and cookies in one, but I couldn’t get the consistency of the brownie quite right so they kept spreading in the oven resulting in a funky looking cookie. I am a very  visual person, so if I don’t like the way something looks, even if it tastes delicious, I won’t enjoy it as much. That’s when I decided to give up on the brookie. But seeing that I still had chocolate chip cookie dough leftover, I decided to bake it on it’s own and when I ate that first cookie, fresh out of the oven with the chocolate still oozing and the cookie still soft enough to break apart in my hand, it was as if the heavens opened up. I knew right away that this was the cookie I was looking for my whole life. The search was finally over. I have found “the” cookie and now I will share it with you all. It definitely beats the cookies I had at Magnolia’s and Carlo’s Bakery on my trip to NYC!

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 eggs
4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups chocolate chips (I use a mix of regular and mini semi-sweet)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350
In large bowl, cream sugars and butter on med-high speed until light and fluffyBEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES Add in vanilla and eggs and mix until blendedBEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIESAdd in flour, baking soda and salt and mix on low speed until no flour streaks remain. Add chocolate chips and mix for additional 30 seconds just until the chocolate chips are dispersed evenlyBEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIESRefrigerate the dough for a couple hours (or freeze for an hour if you are short on time). Because this recipe makes 50 cookies, I like to make a cookie log with the remaining dough and wrap it tightly in plastic wrap followed with foil and freeze it until the next time I make cookies. This saves me so much time not having to mix the dough every time we want some cookies or when unexpected guests stop by! Just take it out of the freezer a couple hours earlier so it defrosts enough to scoop.best chocolate chip cookies Scoop out rounded tablespoons onto parchment lined baking sheetchocolate chip cookies
Bake 11-12 minutes, depending on how soft you like your cookies. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes and enjoy with a tall glass of milk!

XOXO,

Irina

PS- Here is the recipe link if you’d like to try out the “brookie” I mentioned earlier.

chocolate chip cookie

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies You Will Ever Make

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups chocolate chips (I use a mix of regular and mini semi-sweet)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In large bowl, cream sugars and butter on med-high speed until light and fluffy
  3. Add in vanilla and eggs and mix until blended
  4. Add in flour, baking soda and salt and mix on low speed until no flour streaks remain. Add chocolate chips and mix for additional 30 seconds just until the chocolate chips are dispersed evenly
  5. Refrigerate the dough for a couple hours (or freeze for an hour if you are short on time) and scoop out rounded tablespoons unto parchment lined baking sheet
  6. Bake 11-12 minutes depending on how soft you like your cookies. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes and enjoy with a tall glass of milk!
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5 Comments

  • Reply Olya Shem. January 18, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    My fave recipe calls for refrigerating the dough 12-24 hours before baking, and then bake at 375 for 12 minutes. Wonder if it makes any difference… I guess I’ll have to make these soon and find out!

    • Reply Yuli & Irina January 19, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      It makes a difference depending on how much flour the recipe calls for. Cookies with more flour don’t need that much refrigeration because they are thicker and don’t flatten out as much in the oven. 375 for 12 minutes for these cookies would be too much and they will come out crunchy. I’ve tried several different times and found that 11-12 minutes will produce the perfect texture- soft and chewy but still hold together in your hand. If you try these out- let me know how you like them!

  • Reply Olya S January 19, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    I’ll try it, love to make chocolate chip cookies.

  • Reply Ruby D April 12, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    What’s the best kind of flour to use? How do you think they would do with cake flour?

    • Reply Yuli & Irina April 13, 2016 at 1:00 pm

      I personally haven’t tried it with cake flour, I use all purpose but I’m sure it will be fine with cake flour as well. Just add 2 more tablespoons of cake flour per cup of all purpose flour. Let me know how they turn out!

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