INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar (packed)

  • 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 10 ounce package dark chocolate chips (roughly chopped)*

INSTRUCTIONS​

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.

  2. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan. The butter should be just melted.

  3. Add brown sugar to a large bowl.

  4. Pour melted butter over sugar.

  5. Stir to combine butter and sugar. Let stand 5 minutes.

  6. While the butter sugar mixture is cooling, roughly chop your chocolate chips and place to the side. (photo below)*

  7. Add egg and egg yolk; stir to combine.

  8. Stir in vanilla extract.

  9. Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir until just combined. 

  10. Stir in chocolate chips. DO NOT over mix. (photo below to show you what the consistency should look like.)

  11. Using a spoon or your hands roll balls about 2 inches in diameter and then flatten onto cookie sheet.  (photo below) **

  12. Bake for about 7-10 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are golden brown. The centers should still look soft and slightly underbaked. That will help to keep the cookies soft.

  13. When you remove cookies from oven, bang the pan on the table a few times to give cookies that rustic bakery look.***

  14. Next sprinkle a little bit of sea salt or coarse salt, basically anything but table salt, on top of cookies for that extra special zing! ****

  15. Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Remove to wire rack to finish cooling on flat surface

THE

Chocolate Chip Cookie

This is THE COOKIE that I mention in my "about" page, THE COOKIE that you cannot get wrong, and

THE COOKIE that takes your friends  back to a simpler time in life, all the while pulling off a look of sophistication.

But you must follow 4 crucial rules to pull this off.

This perfect cookie is brought to you by another amazing blogger I Heart Eating, and she has tons of other cookie recipe's on her blog so be sure to check her out if your looking for a sweet recipe!

Now to the recipe! And THE 4 RULES YOU NEED TO FOLLOW TO GET THIS COOKIE JUST RIGHT.

Photo credit: I Heart EATING

The 4 Rules To The Perfect Cookie

 

1. Roughly chop your chocolate chips. I personally love chopping chocolate chunks and think that those give the best look, but the chips work great too! Trust me when I say that taking this small extra step will make any cookie look gourmet.

 

2. Make the cookies bigger than most directions tell you to. Have you ever noticed that bakeries never sell small "household sized" cookies? That's because bigger is more exciting and it gives your cookie more opportunity to be soft and chewy in the middle while being crisp around the edges.  Roll that cookie out with your hands until its about the same size, if not slightly bigger, than the circle you make when putting the tip of your thumb and index finger together. Then flatten them, photo to reference below.

3.  Make some noise and bang your pan on the counter a few times when the cookies come out. This will deflate them in the middle, giving you that rustic bakery look and making the extra chewy looking in the middle.

 

4. Sprinkle with a little bit of coarse salt. Everyone loves to talk about the perfect salty savory snack they've had before, well this recipe just took first place with that final little detail that took you 2 seconds. But be sure not to get too crazy, I've been guilty of this unfortunately...For measuring purposes, let's say you're cracking pepper, (if you have a salt grinder then even better) you would basically be turning the grinder from 12 o'clock to 3 o'clock, if that makes any sense....

And there you have it! Your 4 rules to follow if you want to recreate this perfectly nostalgic yet classy cookie and leave guests saying "Shutup!", "This is the best cookie I've ever had in my life", and " I need this recipe!", which  I'm happy to say are all true reviews. 

 

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