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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thick and chewy chocolate chip cookies – who can resist this classic “milk and cookie” treat? A friend recently asked us for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. We must admit we were ashamed not to have a recipe to give, nor any advice on how to make them. So, we spent the last couple of weekends in the kitchen perfecting our own Chocolate Chip cookie recipe. We did some research and found that there are literally a hundred different ways you can make this classic cookie. We never thought such a simple cookie could be so hard to perfect! At last, we did it! Don’t buy into those chocolate chip cookie recipes you find on the back of sugar boxes. Those recipes just fall flat, so try ours instead!

Ingredients:Chocolate Chip Cookies
◾2 cups all purpose flour
◾1/2 tsp baking soda
◾1/2 tsp salt
◾1 1/2 sticks butter, soften at room temp
◾1 cup brown sugar
◾1/2 cup sugar
◾1 large egg
◾1 egg yolk
◾2 tsp vanilla extract
◾1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips

Whisk the flour, baking soda and salt together in a medium prep bowl; set aside. With a hand mixer, blend the butter and sugars until thoroughly blended and creamy. Beat in the egg, egg yolk and vanilla until combined and fluffy. Add the dry ingredients 1/3 at a time on low speed just until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Using a medium sized cookie scoop, form dough into balls, rolling them with your palms. Chill for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Place the formed dough balls on the prepared baking sheets, spacing them 2 1/2 inches apart. Bake until the cookies are light golden brown – 15 to 18 minutes. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet. Transfer the cooled cookies to a cooling rack. Enjoy with a tall glass of milk.