How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies

Easy steps to making the most perfect soft, chewy chocolate chip cookies every time!

There are many recipes and methods for making chocolate chips cookies.  Many consider cookies that are soft and chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside ideal.  Here's the key to achieving the ultimate chocolate chip cookie!

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1 Mix the Wet Ingredients

In a mixing bowl, add 3/4 c. brown sugar, 1/2 c. granulated sugar and 3/4 c. (12 Tablespoons) of melted butter and whisk together until there are no lumps.  You can either whisk by hand or use a hand or stand mixer with a whisk attachment.  Then add 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk and 2 tsp. of vanilla extract and continue to whisk until smooth.

Adding the melted butter and the extra egg yolk ensures that you’ll have a nice, chewy cookie texture.

2 Mix and Add the Dry Ingredients

Once you’ve mixed the wet ingredients, you’ll then need to combine the dry ingredients.  In a separate bowl, combine 2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 tsp. corn starch, 1 tsp. baking soda and 1 tsp. salt.  Whisk together to combine.

Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients a few spoonfuls at a time, and mix.  This can be done by hand, or with a hand or stand mixer.

When all of the dry ingredients have been mixed, fold in 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips.  Cover the dough and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Chilling the dough is critical. This ensures that the cookies hold their shape and bake evenly.

3 Roll the Dough into Balls and Bake

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Line cookie sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper to ensure a non-stick baking surface.

Using a large cookie scoop, shape the refrigerated dough into balls – approximately the size of golf balls for a larger cookie.  Place about 9 cookies on a cookie sheet and bake for about 12 minutes. 

Remove from the oven and let cookies cool on the cookie sheet for about 5-10 minutes and then with a spatula, transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.  A full batch will yield about 18 large cookies.


4 Enjoy

Enjoy a fresh batch of cookies with a glass of milk or your favorite hot beverage like cocoa, coffee or tea.

Want more? Watch this video for more chocolate chip cookies tips and tricks. 

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