packed brown sugar
pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla or 1 teaspoon
1 1/2 cups
white chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar and maple syrup until well combined — the mixture will have the consistency of wet sand. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.
- Add the flour, baking soda and salt (stir them together first only if you want to) to the butter-sugar mixture and stir by hand until almost combined; add chocolate and stir just until blended. It may seem dry at this point – I always find it easiest to get in there with my hands toward the end.
- Drop spoonfuls of dough (or roll rough walnut-sized balls) about 2” apart on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Flatten each a little with your hand, just to give them a head start. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until pale golden and set around the edges but still soft in the middle. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.