Smelling chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven brings me back to childhood. Taking turns with my brother putting each ingredient in. Being told not to eat the raw cookie dough but every time mom turned her head, in went our little fingers. These are the moments that make a house a home.
This cookie is one I have loved trying to perfect over and over again. Now that I’ve found it, I don’t dare mess with perfection. It is my most requested cookie by family and friends. I have found a no fail method for resulting in the most rich, gooey and moist cookie every time. Sometimes the most simple things in life can be the greatest. When it comes to cookies, classic chocolate chip is loved by all.
Its all in the timing!!! I bake my cookies at 375F for nine minutes. Then immediately after removing from the oven I turn on my overhead range fan. This allows the cookie to cool quickly so that you can remove them from the pan faster. This step is important because the longer that cookie sits on a hot pan it continues to cook. Now you have the perfect cookie, firm but soft outside with a warm chocolaty gooey center!
- 2 cups plus 7 tablespoons unbleached flour ( for the 7 tablespoons simply measure half a cup(8 tablespoons) and remove one tablespoon)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup softened butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 package of trader Joe chocolate chips ( I remove 1 tablespoon)
- Preheat oven to 375F
- Combine flour, salt and baking soda in bowl and set aside
- Using beaters or stand mixer cream together butter brown sugar granulates sugar and vanilla
- Add eggs one at a time
- Add dry ingredients and mix well
- Stir in chocolate chips
- Drop rounded tablespoons onto non grease baking sheet (roughly measure mine at 1.5 tablespoons)
- Bake at 375F for 9 minutes
- Place on cooling rack
- Serve warm cookies with cold glass of milk!