Why melt the butter:
Melt the butter in the microwave for about 30 to 40 seconds until it's almost entirely melted but not hot. I find that if you just use softened butter the cookies will not spread enough, this way melted butter will give you the perfect cookie every time.
Dough too sticky:
If you find that the dough is too sticky, add a little bit more flour. You should be able to form it into a ball with your hands but still easy to handle.
How do I store them:
Store them in an airtight container, and they will stay soft and chewy for about 2 to 3 weeks at room temperature. You can also freeze them in an airtight container, or wrap them in individually, then place them in an airtight container.
Nutritional information assumes recipe will yield 50 cookies. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.