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I found this recipe in The Baker's Dozen Cookbook. They are the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever had (and I've had more than my share!)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt into a bowl and set aside.
- In a stand mixer, cream the butter and the two sugars.
- Scrape down the bowl.
- Beat the eggs and vanilla in a small bowl.
- Add this to the butter mixture and blend well.
- Add the flour mixture until just mixed.
- Add the chocolate chips.
- Drop rounded tablespoons of cookie dough onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper, about 2 inches apart.
- Cook for about 10 minutes.
- The center of the cookies will appear to be slightly underbaked- Do not overcook or the cookies will be crispy instead of chewy.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet and then move to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
No more using the recipe from the back of the chocolate chip bag. This is a wonderful cookie, the flavor and texture are great. They freeze well and stay soft. I followed the recipe and cooking times as directed, the only thing I will do differenty is to chill the dough before cooking, it seems to make a less flat cookie that way.
Everyone agreed that these are delicious. They're soft and chewy cookies, and they didn't get hard/tough the next day. It did take about 13 minutes in the oven per batch. If your oven is like mine, and doesn't heat evenly, I suggest you turn the sheet around in the oven about half way through the cooking time to get evenly baked cookies. Great recipe and one I'll make again.
Another good chocolate chip cookie to pair with a glass of cold milk! I only have 1 cookie sheet (an air bake) and changed to dropping teaspoons after the first batch. They needed about 12 - 13 minutes. Thanx Elmolvsu!