My husband and I have tried many different chocolate chip cookie recipes over the years, but never found one that produced that perfect cookie. In our attempts, I started developing my own recipe in hopes of creating a chewy, yet fluffy, cookie. After the first batch, I knew I had reached perfection with this recipe!
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) salted butter
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (I use himalayan pink salt, but any salt will do)
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup chocolate chips (depending on how much chocolate you like
* This recipe makes about 12-14 cookies depending on the size
- Preheat the oven to 350° and prepare a nonstick baking pan.
- Mix the flour, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl. Use a separate bowl for these ingredients, we will be adding this dry mixture in with the rest of the ingredients later on.
- Mix the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar together in your mixing bowl. If you do not have a mixing bowl, feel free to mix it by hand.
- Continue mixing these ingredients until the mixture reaches a nice creamy consistency. It should look a close to the above image.
- Slowly add in the vanilla to the butter and sugar mixture. Continue mixing the ingredients as you add the vanilla.
- Now you are ready to add the egg. This is the part that can make or break the cookies. Slowly stir the egg into the mixture for 10-12 seconds. By stirring the egg in for a short period of time, the cookies will develop a fluffier and light texture.
- If your egg is not completely mixed in after the 10-12 seconds, do not panic. We will continue mixing the ingredients once we add the dry mixture.
- Slowly add in the dry mixture that we made during the first step. I suggest adding the mixture 1/2 cup at a time. Once the mixture is all added, the cookie dough should have a consistency similar to the one featured in the above image.
- Now we can add in the chocolate chips! I like a little less chocolate in my cookies so I usually use 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. However, feel free to add as much chocolate as you like.
- Fold in the chocolate chips using a hand held spatula, rather than a mixer. This will prevent the chocolate chips from being broken up by the mixer.
- Roll the dough in your hands to create balls of cookie dough. I usually use about 1/4-1/2 cup of dough per cookie. Depending on how big you like your cookies, you can choose the amount of dough you would like to use.
- Place each ball of dough about 2″ apart on a nonstick baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the oven at 350° for 10-12 minutes.
- Let the cookies cool for about 5-10 minuets and enjoy!