Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Perfect Cookies

If you like your chocolate cookies thick, chewy, and delicious, this is the recipe for you! While these are not actually my go-to Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe (these are), America's Test Kitchen never fails to deliver. These belong in a bakery!


  • 3 1/3 c. flour
    3/4 t. baking soda
    1/2 t. salt
    2 sticks (16 T) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
    1 1/4 c. brown sugar
    1/2 c. white sugar
    2 large eggs
    2 large egg yolks
    1 T. pure vanilla extract
    2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Directions:
  • Adjust oven racks to the upper and lower 1/3 positions. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine butter and sugars. Mix on medium speed until fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. With the mixer still going, add the eggs, egg yolks, and vanilla, and beat for another 30 seconds. 
  • Add in the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix on low speed until incorporated, about 1 minute. Add the chocolate chips and mix until evenly distributed.
  • Working with 1/4 cup of dough, form into balls and place on the prepared cookie sheets about 2 1/2 inches apart. Bake at 325 for 17-20 minutes. Let cool completely before serving. 
  • Makes 20 large cookies