I've baked a lot of cookies, and nothing has ever competed with My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie. They're slightly crunchy on the edge with a soft center. | HostessAtHeart.com
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My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie

I've baked a lot of cookies, and nothing has ever competed with My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie. They're slightly crunchy on the edge with a soft center.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 16 cookies
Author Hostess At Heart

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 14 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg plus one yolk
  • 1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips chips or chunks (I also use dark chocolate)
  • 3/4 cup pecans or walnuts toasted and chopped (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Adjust oven rack to center. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Whisk all-purpose flour and baking soda together. Set aside.
  • Melt 10 tablespoons of butter in a 10-inch skillet. Swirl until butter is golden brown. Pour into a large bowl. Add remaining 4 tablespoons of butter and stir until completely melted.
  • Add brown sugar, white sugar, salt and vanilla extract. Whisk until completely combined. Add Whole egg and yolk. Whisk until completely combined, 30 seconds. Let rest for 3 minutes. Whisk for another 30 seconds. Repeat 2 more times.
  • Add flour mixture. Stir to combine. Add chocolate chips and nuts if using.
  • Roll 3 tablespoons of dough and roll into balls. Keep two inches apart on a baking sheet.
  • Bake 1 sheet at a time until cookies are browned on the edges, 8-10 minutes, rotating halfway through. Cool pan on a wire rack. 

Notes

Recipe developed by Cooks Illustrated.

Nutrition

Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 6.6% | Calcium: 2.5% | Iron: 6.3%
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