There are some recipes that you know is a keeper. Some things should simply stay traditional. None of that fancy combination. Well if you want to make something funky, the traditional recipes are always used as a base before you do something ‘creative’. Today’s recipe is just that. The good old Chocolate Chip Recipe. In fact its the BEST recipe I have tried. Chocolate chip cookie is an all time favourite. You really can’t go wrong with baking a batch of chocolate chip cookies to a party or wrap them up in pretty wrapping paper and give them as gifts! Alright I am just trying to find reasons for baking them.
Sometimes I feel like baking them just to have one cookie for myself. I have to admit that I am not a cookie person. This recipe however, has a place in my heart. The Husband ate about 3-4 cookies within 1 hr after baking.
These cookies are real big. If you want to dress this cookie up, go ahead and add white chocolate chip, peanut butter chip or even nuts. I am sure it will turn out just as awesome. But for today lets just stick to the basics.
Makes 18 giant chewy cookies
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
170g unsalted butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tbs vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 165 degrees C. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
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.
Let the mixture sit in the fridge for at least 30mins.
Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
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.