I spent years hunting for the best homemade chocolate chip cookie dough recipe. I found the puffy chocolate chip cookie, the dry chocolate chip cookie, the greasy chocolate chip cookie and the cookie that spread way too much. I finally realized if I wanted what I considered to be the perfect cookie that I would have to be the one to make it. So, I got to work…. And several batches of cookie dough later I came up with a cookie that is chewy enough and chocolaty enough to fulfill my chocolate cravings. Make these on a Thursday night, whip them out on Friday night and treat yourself after a long week.
She Bakes Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- 1-¾ cups All Purpose Flour- Do not fill the measuring cups with a spoon scoop the flour into the measuring cup, then level it off.
- 1-½ Sticks sticks Melted Salted Butter
- ¾ cup Brown Sugar
- ½ cup Granulated Sugar white sugar
- 1-½ teaspoons pure vanilla
- 2-¼ cups ghirardelli chocolate chips- Or use a quality baking chocolate chip
- 1 Egg Egg at room temperature
- 1 Yolk yolk at room temperature
- 1 pinch of salt
- ½ teaspoon Baking soda
Assembling the Cookie Dough
Place all the dry ingredients; flour, salt and baking soda into a bowl. Whisk the ingredients together and set it aside.
In a large bowl add in the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Mix together until it becomes fluffy in texture.
Add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and gently fold it together. Do not over mix or… your cookies will be tough.
Adding the Chocolate!
Add in 2-1/4 cups chocolate chips and fold them into the cookie dough a little at a time. Place the cookie dough in a plastic freezer bag for storage and refrigerate overnight.
My Favorite Part 🙂
When you are ready to bake, Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Use a cookie scoop or scoop about two tablespoons of dough, roll it into a ball and place each ball 2 inches apart.
Bake the cookies in a preheated oven at 350 degrees until they are golden brown around the edges, about 12-13 minutes.
Be careful not to over cook the cookies or they will lose their chewy texture. Let the cookies set for about 5-7 minutes on the cookie sheet before removing them. If you try to move them too soon… they will fall apart.
Enjoy!:) Leave me a comment below and let me know how things turned out. Also, share pictures of your work on our Facebook page. I’d love to hear your feedback.