(Best Ever) Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Back in March, I baked a batch of chocolate cookies that I thought were practically perfect.  I'm going to have to withdraw that claim and state that I've found a new winner.  Not too long ago on Pinterest I found this recipe whose caption read "the best ever chocolate chip cookies." I thought, "yeah right" but accepted the challenge.  Since first finding this recipe a couple months back, I've baked these chocolate chip cookies more times than I can count on my fingers. The secrets: use sea salt and good quality chocolate chips (I used Ghiradelli).

The Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups (12 oz) all-purpose flour *If at all possible, please weigh the flour
3/4 tsp. smallish-medium coarse sea salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 360 degrees. Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar until it is nice and fluffy (approx. 3 minutes on medium-high speed). Add both eggs and vanilla and beat for an additional 2 minutes. Add baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour until cookie batter is fully incorporated. Finally add chocolate chips until well distributed. The cookie batter should be somewhat thick. 

Drop about 2 tablespoons of dough or use a medium cookie scoop and plop the batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges are nice and golden brown. Remove from heat and allow the cookies to stay on the cookie sheet for an additional 2 minutes. Pick up the parchment paper with the cookies still on top and transfer to a cool non-porous surface. Allow the cookies to cool on the paper for at least 3 minutes before serving. Enjoy!


The Pantry Drawer said...

i definitely have a craving. those look delicious!


jaclyn @ thelateafternoon said...

ohh sea salt is such a great idea!! chocolate chip will always be my favorite cookie!

Claudia Moser said...

I missed your writings :) And wow, sounds like a great recipe!

Gawgus things... said...

Sea salt?? Really?! This I have to try!! XXX

O. said...

Looks delish! I have a recipe for my fav chocolate chip cookies and they it uses seasalt as well.

Scientific Housewife said...

Sounds amazing, I'll have to try them!

Stick It To Me Sweetie said...

in the oven at this moment - the perfect after school snack!

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

Ohhh I've been itching to do some baking and this is the perfect treat!

patience said...

wow, you're a great photographer! no but seriously, that picture of the egg is so nice!

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

gosh girls, i'm such a cookie monster!!!! i'd devour these up in an instant, looks so good! probably wouldn't even make it to the baking part....the brown sugar in that bowl is calling my name ; )

good on ya for taking up this challenge and pulling out all the stops to its great success! hope this new week brings you both many happy moments. ♥

Nicole Marie said...

ok i want them right now. too bad i'm too lazy and i'll probably just go get the premade dough kind

Katie.Daily said...

YUM! these are looking sooo good!


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Miyan said...

yum! i love salty chocolate chip cookies- the salt brings out the flavor in the chocolate so well.

i just made chocolate covered pretzels :)



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