Chocolate chip cookies are one of my all time favorite sweets. I definitely consider them a classic for any cookie lover and they are a staple dessert in our home as well. I’m happy to say that this recipe is my very own 🙂 After several attempts and many taste testings, I came up with a recipe that results in moist, chewy, super soft, rich, chocolate-ly goodness. I highly recommend pairing these cookies with a tall glass of milk, especially while their still warm…you’ll thank me!
This recipe is super easy to follow and only takes 10 minutes to throw everything together, 20 – 30 minutes to chill your dough, and only 10 minutes for baking! You’ll have delicious fresh baked cookies within an hour! I recommend not baking for longer than 10 minutes so the cookies stay soft and chewy. They might look a little soft when you first pull them from the oven but they firm up perfectly while they cool down.
Your basic ingredients are required for this recipe: All purpose flour, baking soda, salt, (unsalted) butter, light brown sugar, dark brown sugar, granulated sugar, an egg, vanilla extract, and chocolate chip morsels… I used semi sweet for this batch. Feel free to use milk chocolate morsels..or even chunks, it’s all good.
Need a few tips for making your cookies look as delicious as they actually are? I like to chill the cookie dough in the freezer for about 20 to 30 minutes before baking. I found the easiest was to do this is by making your dough and then scooping little balls of dough onto a plate and placing them in the freezer. This way once 20 minutes has gone by you can remove the plate of chilled dough from the freezer and let it thaw for just a few minutes…sometimes it difficult to remove to cookie dough from the plate immediately so a few minutes at room temperature should be enough to make an easy transition from the plate unto your greased cookie sheet.
Another tip that I’ve picked up from other food blogs is taking a few extra morsels and placing them on your balls of dough just before you bake them. It makes the morsels “pop” so to speak, as they bake they’ll just slight sink into the dough to set but still stay on the surface. This little trick makes your cookies look picture perfect. You won’t be able to resist. And even better…they’ll look and taste amazing!
I hope you love this recipe as much as I do. I promise these cookies will win a special place in your stomach as well as your cookie jar. Enjoy!