Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Chip Cookies.

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies.

If you’re looking for an indulgent sweet treat- these chocolate chip cookies definitely fit the bill. I think this recipe yields the perfectly balanced cookie. Not overly sweet and with that sought after chewy bite, the brown sugar in this recipe gives the cookies a more caramel flavor, and helps the bottoms brown. These remain soft even the next day. The addition of a bit of sea salt provides the ideal salty note to balance the sweetness of the sugar and chocolate. These cookies won’t last in your kitchen for long- they’re perfect for sharing.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp. smallish-medium coarse sea salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 2 ¼ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 360 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Cream the butter and brown sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until it is nice and fluffy (approx. 3 minutes on medium-high speed.
  3. Add both eggs and the vanilla and beat for another 2 minutes.
  4. Add baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour until cookie batter is fully incorporated, but don’t over mix .
  5. Add the chocolate chips, and mix by hand with a spatula until well-distributed.
  6. Roll about 2 tablespoons of dough in your hands into round balls, and space them evenly on your prepared baking sheet. They will spread a bit as they bake. Press into each ball with your fingers to flatten them slightly.
  7. Bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges turn golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to stay on the cookie sheet for a minute or 2 so they can firm up. Pick up the parchment paper with the cookies still on top and transfer to a cool non-porous surface.
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