Yesterday, my soon-to-be 12-year-old son asked if we could make cookies from scratch. I had a lot to do and suggested we run to the store for some “break and bakes”. After a going back and forth for a little bit, he told me the real reason why he wanted to make cookies was because he wanted to spend some time together. Of course, that changed everything! We went to the store, bought what we needed, baked cookies and hung out together for the rest of the evening. Gotta love it when your pre-teen kid actually wants to hang out with you!
Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips or a mix of milk and semisweet
Preheat the oven to 325. Lightly grease cookie sheets .
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 by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. (I use a small ice cream scoop.) Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Be careful not to overcook. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.