Good Old Chocolate Chip Cookies

There’s nothing more satisfying than a simple, no-frills chocolate chip cookie. People often try to gussy up their cookies, and I’m not saying those are bad because they’re in fact quite good, but there’s still something satisfying about a simple gooey chocolate chip cookie. You’ll note that I say gooey. I’m a firm believer that chocolate chip cookies should not be crunchy. It’s all about achieving the perfect consistency between still being cookie dough and then being overcooked. It’s something I’ve tried hard to perfect.

So after trying lots of different cookie recipes, I’ve decided the Nestle one (yep the one that comes on the back of the chocolate chip bag) is the best. When I’ve brought cookies to people after using the Nestle recipe, I always get way better feedback than I do when I use other recipes. I guess it makes sense that Nestle would have perfected the chocolate chip cookie, but it still somehow surprises me that we all look for the perfect recipe, buy books dedicated solely to chocolate chip cookies, and then the one on the chocolate chip bag still ends up tasting the best.

I often make the cookies straight from the recipe (only taking out the salt), but sometimes I also like to sub in 1/2 cup of applesauce for one of the sticks of butter. Applesauce not only makes the cookies healthier, but also makes them light and fluffy. Although I tend to make these just with chocolate chips, you can also use any other kind of chip (butterscotch, white chocolate, etc) or you can throw in other things like nuts, dried fruit, or whatever you feel like (I’ve been meaning to try potato chips).

So here you go, enjoy this great recipe that many of you probably have sitting on a bag in your kitchen.

Ingredients
2 1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 sticks butter (or 1 stick butter and 1/2 cup applesauce), room temperature
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups chocolate chip cookies

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1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Prepare two baking sheets by lining them with silicone liners or spray with cooking spray.

2. Mix the flour and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.

3. Place your butter, both sugars, and vanilla in your electric mixer and mix until soft and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add in both eggs, and mix again. Now add the flour mixture and mix until fully incorporated
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4. Now add the chocolate chips (or whatever you’re adding) by hand.

5. Next, place the dough in small heaps about 1.5 inches apart on your prepared cookie sheets.

6. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes. If you like them super soft and gooey, be sure to take them out around 9 minutes!
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  1. Pingback: Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Molasses and Sea Salt | the petite croissant

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