The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

The source of the recipe for these amazing cookies remains to be unknown; it may have been in a magazine at a doctor’s office, a beauty salon, or the dentist.  All I know is that the decision to make the cookies using a recipe handwritten on a crumpled up piece of paper found in the bottomless pit that is my purse, was the best decision I could have made.  I had a brief period of obsession with writing recipes down that I would find in the aforementioned locations.  I would rarely ever make them, but they all sounded so good.  Anyway, once I baked these cookies I have literally refused to make chocolate chip cookies based on any other recipe.  I like to use them for many events where I have to bake.  As a testament to their deliciousness, I added them to a dessert table that contained an assortment of cakes from a popular bakery costing me $250.00 and all I know is I kept trying to figure out why there were no more cookies, but like 2.5 cakes remaining.  It goes to show, one does not need to spend a lot of money to get good food.   Before continuing further to read this recipe I must warn you, addiction will inevitably ensue the first bite of these heavenly treats.


Preheat Oven to 375 F

3 C All Purpose Flour
1.5 tsp baking soda
1.5 tsp salt
2 sticks unsalted butter
1.5 C Packed Light Brown Sugar
1 C Granulated Sugar
3 Large Eggs (please look at directions before adding eggs)
2-3 tsp Vanilla
16 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips 
Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt in small bowl.  Beat butter & sugars in a large bowl.  Lightly beat one of the three eggs and at 1.75 T to butter mix.  Add remaining 2 eggs one at a time (do not pre-beat these).  Beat in vanilla.  Reduce speed and add flour.  Stir in chips.  Scoop 1/4 C cookie mix onto baking sheet covered with parchment paper.  Bake 13 to 15 min. 
Tips:  I always add a little extra vanilla.  It’s best to have the butter really softened so let it sit out for a while.  I have recently tried a smaller size and they came out awesome.  Cooking time will be reduced so watch the oven carefully.



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