This is no joke people, these cookies are unreal - so easy to make and I've never had a bad batch come out of the oven. I've spent years trying to create the best chocolate chip cookie recipe and finally found this one from King Arthur Flour, tweaked it a bit for our family's preferences and voila, instant perfection! Here you go!
The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie
Mix together in a large bowl until smooth and creamy:
2 sticks (16 oz) unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup regular sugar
1 large egg
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour - I always use King Arthur flour and it always delivers great results and flavor.
1 cup oats - old fashioned or instant. I use old-fashioned, blended up in our Vitamix so it's like an oat flour.
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt - make sure it's kosher and not table salt - you'll want the bigger flakes of salt, it's what makes these cookies great!
When everything is mixed together add:
3 cups chocolate chips - I usually have the gigantic Costco bag of Nestle chips on hand and they work great. Substitute in gourmet chips or chop up a big Trader Joe's 1 lb chocolate bar for extra fanciness.
Bake at 325 for 13 minutes.
Baking note: I always bake cookies on a baking stone for the evenness in cooking so the timing is what creates perfect cookies in my oven. Pull them when the center is still a little jiggly but the outer edges are firm and just turning golden brown - leave on the stone or pan and they'll finish cooking while they cool. They are the perfect combination of crispy, buttery edges and soft, melty middle. My personal favorite baking stone is made by Pampered Chef but any good quality, thick stone will do. Sur La Table, Williams & Sonoma, etc. etc. Mmmm... Enjoy!
Storage note: They are best when fresh so bake as many as you'll eat within a day. Keep the remainder of the dough in the fridge for later use, or make logs of cookie dough for your freezer by rolling dough in wax paper, twisting closed the ends and putting them in a ziploc freezer bag. It's easy to bake up a batch of cookies for a party, guests or after-school treat!
*This post is not sponsored by, nor did I receive any type of compensation from, King Arthur Flour, Pampered Chef, Trader Joes, Costco, Sur la Table or Williams & Sonoma.*