Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

Last year I worked on a project where we were evaluating some software from different vendors. Now we never purchased the software, but for Christmas I received an envelope from the vendor, inside a Christmas card and this wonderful chocolate chip cookie recipe which was titled Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Now who am I to argue with this. I thought this was real nice of this lady, and what a wonderful and thoughtful idea. Well time went by and I never made these chocolate chip cookies, mostly because, well to be honest, I prefer oatmeal cookies, simply because they may be a bit healthier for you because of the oatmeal. But in the back of my mind, I knew this cookie recipe existed, and I wanted to make this some day to see if it is truly the best ever chocolate chip cookies recipe.

Well I finally gave in, I had all the ingredients, I mean they are simple ingredients, and honestly, I had my doubts, there’s nothing special about this cookie recipe, so I made them. First of all, I love the aroma when you bake cookies, just makes me feel real good. I take the cookies out of the oven, and I think, well they just look like normal chocolate chip cookies. I let them cool a bit then I try one. Mmmmm, so good, so delicate, all that gooey chocolate inside, well it was good, it was very good. And what does a good chocolate chip cookie call for? A nice glass of cold milk! So I have another cookie with some milk and I’m all happy. OK, before you say anything, I did calculate the weight watchers points for these little marvels and it’s 3 points a cookie, which I might say not too bad. If you have a sweet tooth, this cookie will surely do the trick.

So besides being truly delicious, these cookies are also very simple to make. In the bowl of your mixer, add the softened butter, the white and brown sugar, and the eggs.

Beat this until light and creamy. To the bowl add the baking soda, salt and vanilla extract.

Mix it a bit so that the vanilla is well incorporated in the butter mixture, then add the flour and beat well. Add the chocolate chips and mix well.

So that’s it for the batter, pretty simple, eh? Next I made little 1 inch balls with the cookie batter, and placed them on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.

Bake the cookies in a preheated 375 F degree oven for 9 to 11 minutes then take out and let them cool on a wire rack.

The next step you will love. Just eat them and enjoy them. This recipe is a keeper. I supposed everyone needs a great chocolate chip cookie recipe, and this one is mine now. I hope you’ll try them and enjoy them.

Printable recipe:

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 50 cookies

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups chocolate chips or chunks

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or leave ungreased.
  2. Cream the butter with the sugars and eggs, and add the vanilla in a large bowl until light. Beat in the baking soda and salt. Stir in flour to make the dough stiff. Blend in chocolate chips/chunks.
  3. Drop down by rounded teaspoon full 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
  4. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until just barely golden. DO NOT OVER BAKE. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  5. This makes about 50 cookies for me. Keep in airtight container.

Notes

3 weight watchers points per cookie

http://www.jocooks.com/bakery/cookies-bakery/best-ever-chocolate-chip-cookies/

Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. Olivia says

    My batch was delicious when it first came out the oven but turned hard after sat in open air for a couple hours. Did I do something wrong, or did I not put in the airtight container quick enough? Can you shed me with some ideas?

    • says

      Hi Olivia,
      Well it’s possible you baked them too long, then they will get hard after they cool off, or like you said, maybe they should have been stored in an air tight container right after they cooled down. Though if I remember correctly when I made them, I didn’t put them in a container right away either, I kept them on the cooling wire rack for a quite a bit, so I’m still inclined to think you probably baked them a couple minutes too long.
      Jo

  2. says

    They remind me of the soft batch cookies in the little red package form the store. Perfectly soft, and just delicious! There’s always room in my recipe box for another chocolate chip cookie recipe :)

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