My favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies


Everyone has their favorite go-to recipes for sweets, right?  After searching for years, and trying many different recipes, I have combined several into one that I just love for chocolate chip cookies.  Cookies bake up nice and puffy, they are deliciously soft and stay fresh overnight. I like to make a batch of dough, form it into a log, and freeze it so I can cut off a couple cookies at a time to bake.


  • 3/4 c butter, softened
  • 1c brown sugar
  • 1/2c white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1tb vanilla
  • 2c all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2c chocolate chips


  1. Cream the butter until fluffy.  Add the sugars and continue to beat until light
  2. Add the egg and egg yolk, then the vanilla. Continue beating at a medium speed until everything is well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking soda and salt together.
  4. Add the sifted flour to the butter mixture in batches, ensure the first batch is well combined before adding the next.
  5. Mix in your chocolate chips until just combined.
  6. Chill dough for at least an hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 325 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  8. Place balls of cookie dough (about 2 tablespoons or so) on the parchment paper, separated by an inch or so.   The cookies won’t spread too far.
  9. Bake for about 11 minutes.   Your time may vary depending on your oven, so check them around 8 minutes to prevent overcooking.
  10. Cookies are done when they begin slightly browning on top – just a hint of a golden brown.  Remove cookies from the oven and let them cool on the cookie sheet before moving.


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