I am kicking myself right now for not sharing this recipe with you sooner! I love love love cookies and love love love chocolate so I have made many many chocolate chip cookies in my baking days. I am sure you have probably tried out a dozen different recipes as well in your search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie. While I can't say for sure that I will never ever try a new chocolate chip cookie recipe in my lifetime (I really do love trying out new recipes) I must admit that I am no longer searching!! The past 3 times I have made chocolate chip cookies this has been the one!
This terrific recipe comes from Cara at The Boys Made Me Do It. Cara claims this is the BEST chocolate chip cookie ever and yeah, though I hate to make it completely official, my taste buds agree! The right balance of a crispy edge and chewy center. Loaded with chocolate chips and buttery flavor. This is one that you need to try out!
"Best Ever" Chocolate Chip Cookies Source: The Boys Made Me Do It
*All notes are from Cara :)
1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups (12 oz) all-purpose flour *If at all possible, please weigh the flour
3/4 tsp. smallish-medium coarse sea salt *please do not use table salt, the sea salt gives the cookies a nice flavor and hints of texture. If you only have table salt, use 1/2 tsp. *When using sea salt, you will get small crunchy flecks of salt when you bite into the cookie. If you do not like this taste, go with 1/2 teaspoon of table salt.
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips *I realized grocery stores sell bags of chocolate chips in 12 oz bags but this recipe really needs every last chip. Otherwise you’ll get cookies with only a few chips in each one and this recipe requires lots of chocolate to bulk the cookie up. You’ll need about 1 1/2 bags.
1. Preheat oven to 360 degrees.
2. Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar until it is nice and fluffy (approx. 3 minutes on medium-high speed on a K-5).
3. Add both eggs and vanilla and beat for an additional 2 minutes.
4. Add baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour until cookie batter is fully incorporated.
5. Finally add chocolate chips until well distributed. The cookie batter should be somewhat thick.
6. Drop about 2 tablespoons of dough or use a medium cookie scoop and plop the batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
7. Bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges are nice and golden brown. Remove from heat and allow the cookies to stay on the cookie sheet for an additional 2 minutes. Pick up the parchment paper with the cookies still on top and transfer to a cool non-porous surface. Allow the cookies to cool on the paper for at least 3 minutes before serving. Enjoy!