Who doesn't love chocolate chip cookies? I don't know anyone, do you? I have made countless recipes of chocolate chip cookies. All I need is the ingredients and I can whip up a batch without reading the instructions, they're all the same right? No . . . . they are not . . . too bad I realized that after I already mixed up the cookies. . . . The other night I was craving some chocolate chip cookies, so I pulled out a recipe that I had been wanting to try, I mixed them up and put them in the oven. While I was waiting for them to bake, I decided to read the instructions and guess what it was nothing like I did. I made them using the basic method where you cream the butter and sugar, add the eggs then the dry ingredients. These instructions actually melt the butter and add the wet ingredients to it then stir in the dry ingredients and it states several times in the recipe to "Do Not Overmix" in fact, you are supposed to use a wooden spoon and barely mix everything until just combined.
So, I was anxious to taste my cookies to see if I completely ruined them or if they still tasted ok. I tasted one warm, right out of the oven and they were good, but the next day they were really really good! They just kept getting better and better. So, I will definitely make this recipe again. However, next time, I am going to try them the correct way as per the instructions. I would like to see if melting the butter and changing up the mixing method really makes a difference. So, I will let you know as soon as I try them the other way. For now, here is my version of these yummy chewy chocolate chip cookies.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 stick butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
chocolate chips (I like Guittard® Milk Chocolate)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is combined. Add the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt and add to wet ingredients. Mix until combined. Stir in desired amount of chocolate chips. Use a small ice cream scoop and drop dough onto cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes (Mine were perfect at 11 min.). Yield: about 33 cookies.