This comes from this recipe, with very few modifications - and is really our perfect ideal chocolate chip cookie. Easy too. This recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies. Enjoy!
- 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 3/4 cups (12 oz) all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. smallish-medium coarse sea salt (if you only have table salt, use about 3/4 tsp)
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 150 grams baking chocolate, smashed to bits
- Preheat oven to 360 F (182 C).
- With a hand mixer, cream together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until somewhat fluffy.
- Add eggs and vanilla extract and beat for another minute or two.
- Add baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour, and incorporate with a fork (it's easier with a fork, as the mixer will tend to fling powder all over the place).
- Once the dry ingredients are fully absorbed into the dough, add the bits of chocolate, and mix them by hand into the dough so they are well-distributed.
- The dough should be fairly thick at this point.
- Take a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper, or a silpat mat
- Make 1 1/2-2 inch balls of dough, placing them about 2-3 inches apart on the baking sheet.
- Pop the cookies in the oven, and let them bake about 12 minutes, until just starting to brown, then remove from oven and let them sit on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.
- Repeat steps 8 and 9 until the dough is all used up.
- Make sure to have some good milk on hand :)