Everyone has their favorite recipe for chocolate chip cookies. It can be really hard to even consider trying another recipe because this kind of cookie is more than a cookie: it’s wrapped up in family memories and family members. Maybe you have made your grandma’s chocolate chip recipe or maybe it is your mother’s or father’s or something you found in a cookbook decades ago.
You might be wondering if my recipe for chocolate chip cookies is the best cookie recipe ever. To that, I say, “Absolutely!”
The Absolute Best Recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies
I know. But it’s true. Hey, I have a mom, too, and I have always been a huge fan of her chocolate chip cookies. But I have tested dozens of chocolate chip cookie recipes and these come out on top. Why? Well, once upon a time, before I thought I could do something with writing, I mean, I always wanted to be a writer and author, but I didn’t write stories–and what was I supposed to write about then? Funny how life turns out.
Anyway. I was going to become a personal chef. I figured I would take my love of baking and combine it with more personal interaction. I decided that everyone loved cookies and if I was going to do this, I had better find the best of the best recipes. I was hot on the trail for the perfect recipe for chocolate chip cookies.
I tested and tasted, and then I tested and tasted some more. I think everyone who lived around me was in cookie heaven while I narrowed down the list. This is it. How did I know that? I couldn’t eat just one. I kept thinking about the hint of salty sweetness in every bite that other recipes lacked. It didn’t call for anything unusual or strange and it was consistently good every single time.
Crazy Good Chocolate Chip Cookies
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I’m not talking about unusual chocolate chip cookie recipes, like those that include oatmeal or graham crackers. I’m only talking about the basic recipe, the kind that includes flour, butter, sugar, and plenty of chocolate chips. It’s the kind of recipe that makes you feel as though it could have been made in your grandmother’s kitchen. They are just that comforting and delicious.
This recipe for chocolate chip cookies is soft, buttery, and chewy. Just don’t over-mix them, and never use the cheapest chocolate chips (trust me, it won’t be the same–even a step up will be better), and you will have perfection in a cookie. Use a cookie dough scoop, I use a 1 1/2 Tablespoon dough scoop size, to get beautifully uniform cookies.
These are perfection when they are warm from the oven. When they cool, and it is time to store them, a cookie tin will result in hard cookies. Use a reusable plastic covered container with a lid to keep these cookies chewy and soft. If you have to resort to using a tin, they go great with coffee–or you can chuck in a piece of bread in the tin to help them stay soft. It’s worth it. The original recipe is from Food.com and has been a part of our family since our oldest was an infant.
Recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies
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