So, I have been on this kick of trying to create my own recipe for things lately, from scratch. I sooo badly want to be a food blogger someday. Like, a really good one. I know the only way I am going to get there is through lots and lots of practice, so I’ve been experimenting with recipes like crazy.
One thing that I really wanted to try to create was a perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. There are so many varieties of chocolate chip cookies out there, but I wanted a thick and soft chocolate chip cookie that doesn’t fall all apart when you eat it. I wanted it to have substance, and also a really great flavor. Well, folks, I have succeeded, and on the first try, too! Imagine that!
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These cookies are nice and thick, so soft that they just kind of melt in your mouth as you eat them, but they also hold their shape really well and don’t get crumbs all over the place while you’re eating them. To me, they are absolute perfection!
- 3 3/4 cup of all purpose flour
- 1.5 tsp. baking powder
- 1.5 tsp. baking soda
- 2 sticks softened salted butter
- 2 cups light brown sugar (packed)
- 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and baking soda, set aside.
- With a mixer, cream together the softened butter and brown sugar until well combined.
- With the mixer on low, add in the vanilla, and then the eggs, one at a time. Mix until well combined. Mixture will become light and fluffy.
- With the mixer on low, add in the flour mixture a little at a time until well combined. Don’t over mix. The mixture should be crumbly at this point.
- Gently stir in the chocolate chips, and the dough should come together better at this point.
- Drop rounded spoonfuls of cookie dough (I use a cookie scoop) onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Press each cookie scoop down with the back of a spatula to flatten it down, as these will not spread out in the oven. If you don’t flatten them down, they will hold their cookie scoop shape.
- Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes.
- Cool on a wire rack, transfer to an airtight container or freeze them for later using this method.
This recipe makes approximately 38 cookie scoop sized cookies.
Baking cookies for Santa? I am in love with this adorable cookie plate! I think my kids would love to set cookies for Santa out on a plate just for him!