- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda *I use a heaping 1/2 teaspoon*
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
- Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop cookie dough a 1/4 cup *yes, you read that right, a QUARTER CUP* at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
- Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely *I just transfer mine to paper or a paper towel*. Yields 18 cookies.
Sorry, had fun taking pics. I use my Kitchenaid to mix everything together, so it is really quick! I'll show you how I put it together. First I put the butter in the microwave for a few seconds to melt it while I put the dry ingredients together *flour, salt and baking soda*
Then, I put the sugars in the bowl and pour the melted butter on top. It ain't pretty, but it's sooooooo good!
Then I turn it on and let er' rip. While this is mixing I crack the egg and egg yolk in a separate bowl so that I don't get any shells in the batter. When it looks about like this, I add the vanilla and eggs.
Then I add about a third of the dry ingredients at a time until it's blended. Here in NC it is a bit more humid than where we used to live, so I actually add about a 1/4 cup more of flour. The dough is too sticky otherwise. Don't be afraid to add a little more if you need too. I also like a teensy bit more salt. It helps cut the sweet a little bit.
I mix the chocolate chips in the machine, it only takes a few seconds. The original recipe says to stir in the chocolate chips with wooden spoon! lol. Huh? Uh, no.