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This is a very easy, very forgiving cookie.
It is simple and tastes great.
I get compliments left and right when I make these.
Also, this is the ONLY chocolate cookie recipe I use.
I do not stray because this is truly the best!

Step 1: Items You Will Need + Ingredients

Items you will need
• 2 bowls (1 medium, 1 large)
• ½ teaspoon
• 1 tablespoon
• 1  measuring cup
• ½ measuring cup
• 1 egg separator
• Hand mixer
• Spatula/wooden spoon
• Cookie sheet


Ingredients
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted (I cut the butter into pieces and then microwave on defrost in a glass measuring cup)
• 1 cup packed brown sugar
• 1/2 cup white sugar
• 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
• 1 egg (room temperature)
• 1 egg yolk (room temperature)
• 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Step 2: Step One: Dry Ingredients

In the medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.

Set to the side.

Step 3: Step 2

In the large bowl, cream together (with hand mixer) the melted butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until well blended.

Step 4: Step 3

Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy.

Step 5: Step 4

Mix in the dry ingredients from the first bowl until blended.

Step 6: Step 5

Stir in the chocolate chips by using the spatula or wooden spoon.

Place entire bowl in refrigerator for 30mins to 1 hour.

Step 7: Step 6

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
I use dark, non-stick sheets and choose not to grease my cookie sheets.

Remove cookie dough from refrigerator and hand roll into ¼ cup balls. Return unused dough to refrigerator between baking times.

Drop cookie dough balls onto cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart….if you want to be careful place 6 on a sheet at one time. I also place a few extra chocolate chips on top for a more pleasing visual experience.

Step 8: Step 7- Final Step

Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in your preheated oven or until the edges are lightly toasted.

Cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.
<p>i can't wait to eat them</p>
Did you sneak into my recipe box?? <br>These are almost exactly like my Awesome Chocolate Chip Cookies....except i use sea salt and enjoy life chocolate chips...but I agree the best Chocolate Chip cookies Ever.
Lovely! I think it's a great idea to put the extra chocolate chips on top right before baking. Makes them look so professional!
Thanks. It really makes a difference in appearance.
this is very similar to a recipe I got from a pbs cooking show, only they browned the melted butter for about 2-3 minutes before adding it to the sugar. When I tried their recipe the browned butter gave a slightly nutty flavor to the cookies which I thought were great, you should give that a try and see if you like it
I will have to try it with browned butter, if it adds a nutty flavor that is something that really works for those with nut allergies :)
Are you sure it should be 1 tablespoon vanilla?<br>That seems like a lot.
It is 1 tablespoon vanilla extract and is not overpowering at all. The taste is great!

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