Our Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

A favorite dessert at our house is cookies and chocolate chip ranks as our number one favorite.  Yesterday I whipped up a batch of cookies using my favorite recipe.

I know there are thousands of versions of chocolate chip cookie recipes to be found and I’ve tried quite a few of them.  The version that I’m sharing today is my favorite and it’s so easy to make.  My favorite thing about this recipe is that it calls for melted butter.  There’s no waiting around to make cookies until the butter softens.

Wouldn’t you like to share some of these with your family tonight? 

Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups plus 2 T unsifted all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, melted and cooled until warmed
1 cup brown sugar (light or dark)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups chocolate chips

1.  Heat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Mix flour, salt, and baking soda together in medium bowl; set aside.

3.  Mix butter and sugars until blended.  Mix in egg, yolk, and vanilla.  Add dry ingredients; mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

4.  Scoop dough onto parchment or Silpat lined baking sheets.  Bake 7 minutes or until just brown.  Let cool for a few minutes on baking sheets and then transfer to wire racks to completely cool.

5.  Enjoy!

I saved a few of these to enjoy now but froze most of them to take to the beach.  To freeze, simply stack cookies in a Tupperware container and pop into the freezer.  Don’t they look good?


  1. Miss Char says:

    CC is the preferred cookie in our house too Paula. I usually have some in the freezer to pull out when I’m in a chocolate crisis. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  2. YUM, chocolate chip cookies are my favorite too.

  3. Blondie's Journal says:

    There is nothing like a warm chocolate chip cookie! Thanks for a great recipe and the freezing tip!


  4. Designs on 47th Street says:

    Paula, Oh YUM! These look so good. My little guys are coming over this afternoon. I think I’ll make some for them (and me!).

    CC are truly my favorite too. Do these have a different texture than the ones off the package?


  5. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    We just might be making some chocolate chip cookies this afternoon. 😉 Thanks for the recipe, Paula!

  6. They look fabulous! What a great idea to make them & freeze them to take to the beach. I’m probably going camping in July or August so I think I’ll do the same thing. Your photos are all great! I’m definitely bookmarking this recipe. Even though there are tons of Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes out there it’s hard to find a good one, glad you recommended this one.

  7. iSavor the Weekend says:

    OMG I wanna go in the kitchen and whip up a batch of these cookies!! I know my hubby would love me forever 😉 Cookies and milk, sounds good to me! 🙂

  8. FrouFrouBritches says:

    You had me at butter! Chocolate chip cookes is my absolute favorite dessert in the world!!! I love them so much that I can’t even put it into words. Although, I can prove it by the size of my butt! HA! I’m bookmarking this for later. They look AMAZING!!!! Do they come out chewy or crispy?

  9. I have a favorite recipe, but these look really, really good! Might have to try this recipe next time.

  10. Just Ask Beth says:

    I can smell them from here!! mmm mmmm good!

  11. the cape on the corner says:

    chocolate chip cookies are my absolute fave. fancy desserts, i don’t care, just give me a warm cookie.

  12. I have been on a major chocolate chip cookie kick. Those look wonderful. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday and I’d love it if you’d come by and link your cookies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/06/sweets-for-saturday-22.html

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