Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who doesn’t love a good chocolate chip cookie? This summer, I spent some time working on the right ingredients. My sister loves the cookie more chewy and my husband likes them a bit on the softer side. So, I attempted to please both ends of the spectrum. My family (and friends) eat them up. So, I am sharing the recipe. I make a big batch!

4 1/2 cups flour
2 t. baking soda
2 t. kosher salt

Mix together and set aside

4 sticks of unsalted butter at room temp.
one box of dark brown sugar
1 cup of granulated sugar
1 T vanilla ( sometimes I add a little more – you can never use too much vanilla)
2 eggs
2 egg yokes
4 bags of mini chocolate chips

Beat butter until smooth, add in both sugars and vanilla, beat again until combined. Add in eggs – beating in one at a time.
Pour in about 1/4 of the flour mixture and beat until combined. Do this with the rest of the flour mixture, 1/4 at a time.
Pour in all the chips and use a wooden spoon to really mix them thoroughly.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-12 minutes or until browned.

FYI – sometimes I use regular chips mixed with minis or peanut butter chips or even mini m & m’s. The key is really using 4 bags vs. 2 of whatever you choose.

Pour yourself a glass of cold milk, and eat one hot out of the oven. Enjoy!!

Comments (Archived):

  1. MaverickNY

    Made these last Sunday, halved the quantities but excluded the nuts (one of the guys was allergic), added Jamaican Allspice instead and they were a huge hit! Yum. The vanilla makes it, as does chopped up bits of Valrona chocoloate (it was all I had in).

    Came out a little harder than I like, but that was my fault for thinking 12 mins in the oven wasn’t enough…

    Now doing again today with the nuts in and I have to say, this is the first time I’ve ever enjoyed baking, it’s just not my thing, but now I’m hooked on these cookies :-).

    Thank you for a great recipe, Joanne!