July 28, 2011

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

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
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.



  • Debs2005

    Sounds like the Toll House recipe.   Yummy

    • http://www.mybargainbuddy.com Karen Hoxmeier

      @636e1f07f17523404e1f139855c66e87:disqus  Very similar to the Toll House recipe. The main difference with these is you melt the butter and use 1/4 cup scoop to measure the dough. :)

  • Debs2005

    Sounds like the Toll House recipe.   Yummy

    • http://www.mybargainbuddy.com Karen Hoxmeier

      @636e1f07f17523404e1f139855c66e87:disqus  Very similar to the Toll House recipe. The main difference with these is you melt the butter and use 1/4 cup scoop to measure the dough. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1327369973 Shannon Robertson

    These look beautiful, especially the texture. I will try these soon.  :) Thank You!

    • http://www.mybargainbuddy.com Karen Hoxmeier

      They are really tasty. And they’re so big, you don’t have to stand around in the kitchen baking a bunch of batches. I usually get just 2 out of this recipe.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1327369973 Shannon Robertson

    These look beautiful, especially the texture. I will try these soon.  :) Thank You!

    • http://www.mybargainbuddy.com Karen Hoxmeier

      They are really tasty. And they’re so big, you don’t have to stand around in the kitchen baking a bunch of batches. I usually get just 2 out of this recipe.

  • Rosemary Simm

    This recipe is so simple that I’m going to go bake my husband some right now.  I love surprising him and this will doit!!!
    Thanks Karen.

    • http://www.mybargainbuddy.com Karen Hoxmeier

      Awww that’s so sweet, Rosemary!

  • Rosemary Simm

    This recipe is so simple that I’m going to go bake my husband some right now.  I love surprising him and this will doit!!!
    Thanks Karen.

    • http://www.mybargainbuddy.com Karen Hoxmeier

      Awww that’s so sweet, Rosemary!

  • Anonymous

    Sounds really good

  • Anonymous

    Sounds really good

  • RHONDA MARTIN

    aaaw hope you and your son had some good quality time together~! By the looks of these cookies I would say you did. yummmm

  • RHONDA MARTIN

    aaaw hope you and your son had some good quality time together~! By the looks of these cookies I would say you did. yummmm

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DV6Y3A2VEGS5F6LKEZFEROO3CQ Jenny B / Great grandma

    You need to put a print on you bog for all good recipes. 
    Jenny

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DV6Y3A2VEGS5F6LKEZFEROO3CQ Jenny B / Great grandma

    You need to put a print on your bog for all good recipes. 
    Jenny

  • Brenda

    Karen- kudos on super parenting teaching your son to cook.  Thanks for sharing

  • Brenda

    Karen- kudos on super parenting teaching your son to cook.  Thanks for sharing

  • Aunt Michelle

    Beautiful story and the cookies were delicious too!

    • http://www.mybargainbuddy.com Karen Hoxmeier

      Glad you liked them, Michelle! :)

  • Aunt Michelle

    Beautiful story and the cookies were delicious too!

    • http://www.mybargainbuddy.com Karen Hoxmeier

      Glad you liked them, Michelle! :)


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