These are my “famous” chewy chocolate chip cookies. And by famous, I mean that I just use the recipe from the back of the Nestle Tollhouse bag BUT with some extra sugar and vanilla and without using the Nestle Tollhouse chips — GAHHHH I have cuckolded the Tollhouse!
I love a sweet treat as much as anyone, but there IS such a thing as too sweet. YEAH I SAID IT. I like to balance all the sugary sweetness here by using dark chocolate chips and extra salt. A little salty… a little sweet… a little.. bitter?
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1.5 teaspoons salt
- Finishing salt to sprinkle on top (I use fleur de sel, you can also use maldon, etc.)
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 12-oz bag of chocolate chips, dealer’s choice
For chocolate chips, I used these:
Preheat oven to 375. I never remember to preheat the oven so honestly this usually comes last. But yeah, “step 1.” Be the change you wish to see in the world!
Change out of your all-black sweatshirt/joggers quarantine ensemble. See step 5 for why.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Set this aside for a moment.
Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixing bowl until creamy. Add eggs and beat together.
Gradually beat in flour mixture. GRADUALLY SHE SAYS! I used my aunt’s KitchenAid mixer (at home I use a hand mixer) and didn’t realize it goes from 0 to Pompeii in .2 seconds so I wound up covered in said flour mixture and looked kind of like this:
Mix in the chocolate chips!
Spoon globbies of dough (that is, in fact, the technical term) — around a heaping tablespoon in size — onto an ungreased cookie sheet. You should fit 12 globbies on a sheet.
Sprinkle a little finishing salt on top if you’re a salty dog like me!
Bake for around 9 minutes. This is a total crap shoot though. With my temperamental oven at home it takes 7-8 minutes, at my aunt’s house it was 9 minutes. Use your best judgment! A little underbaked is the best because they’ll set when they cool. They should look like this when they’re ready:
The recipe should yield about 5 dozen cookies. Nom nom nom nom
Pairs well with:
The Chameleon board game. If you like Codenames, this is very similar and so much fun!