Hey there, it’s been a while! I’ve been trying to get at least one post a week out, but last week ended up being unexpectedly busy. We’re back in action this week with one of my favorite foods of all time – chocolate chip cookies ❤️🍪❤️.
I’ve been making cookies as long as I can remember, starting as a “stir-er” for my mom. I loved stirring the dough in the bowl, and I still do. It’s the only way I make cookies. There is a place for a mixer in the kitchen, but I like to use my hands when possible💪. It makes the cookies taste better 😋.
I slowly worked my way up from “stir-er” to baker as the years went on, but finally made it to baker-in-chief when I went off to college. Then, after I married Tyler, I started playing around with recipes instead of just following them. It took a lot of trial and error, research, and at one point a loss of my cookie juju, but I finally perfected my favorite cookie. I seriously love these, and I hope you enjoy them too!
These cookies are soft, chewy, dense and full of the most beautiful chunks of chocolate. I have to make sure you know how amazing the chocolate chunks are. Trader Joe’s has so much delicious food, but one of the most irreplaceable things they sell is their chocolate 🍫 – specifically the chocolate chunks. I have yet to find anything that comes close.
Atop the cookies, there is a light dusting of salt flakes. Salt is so versatile in sweets. It deepens flavors, adds contrast, and in this case, looks pretty too!
- 3/4 c butter, melted
- 1 c brown sugar
- 1/2 c sugar
- 1 t vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 t baking soda
- 1/2 t salt
- 2 1/2 c flour
- 1 c chocolate chips (trust me, get the chocolate chunks)
- Flaked sea salt for topping (optional, but recommended)
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Mix the butter, sugars, and vanilla together until smooth.
- Add the egg and egg yolk and mix until well combined.
- In a separate bowl, combined the baking soda, salt and flour.
- Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir until just combined.
- Mix in the chocolate chips.
- Loosely form large balls of dough, place on greased cookie sheet, and top with a sprinkle of salt flakes (optional).
- Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the tops are barely turning golden brown.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool, be sure not to burn your mouth when you sneak a bite 😉