I’ve been wanting to share this cookie recipe for a LONG time, because everyone loves a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe right? I’m sure there are a million different recipes for the perfect chocolate chip cookie, and believe me I have tried A LOT of them.
I wanted a recipe that would stick with our family forever. One that my kids would know were their mom’s chocolate chip cookies. A recipe that my friends and family would beg for, where I could hold it over their head hostage and demand their secrets for mine.
And a recipe that wasn’t on the bag of the Nestle Toll House bag… 😉
I’m not going to write a long drawn out post and explain why I love chocolate chip cookies so much, so….
Here you go!
- 2 sticks salted butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 TB. vanilla
- 4 egg yolks
- 2½ cups flour
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- 2½-3 cups chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
- Add vanilla and egg yolks one at a time, mixing after each one.
- In a separate bowl, add your flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix, then slowly mix into batter until incorporated.
- Mix in chocolate chips. (These are full of chocolate chips, so if you want, you can reduce the amount.)
- Using a large cookie scoop, measure out cookie dough onto prepared baking sheet (with parchment paper). Using your palm, flatten the tops of the cookies slightly.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes. I like to undertake mine, then let cool on the hot pan for a minute or two before transferring to a wire rack. Careful not to overbake :). Store in an air tight container. Best eating the first 1-3 days.
- I also store cookies in the freezer and pull them out in the morning and pack them in my girls lunches. By lunch time they have thawed and are perfect to eat.
Do you have a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe? How do you like your cookies? Flat, thick, chewy, crispy, chippy?