[ chocolate chip cookies ]

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In honor of today being National Chocolate Chip Day (yes, that’s really a thing and God bless whoever comes up with this stuff), I decided to make some good ol’ fashioned chocolate chip cookies. There are a TON of chocolate chip cookie recipes on the interwebs, but I never stray from my mother’s recipe that she’s been making for us since we were kids. And I may be biased, but I think they’re the absolute best!

Ingredients: (makes 16-18 large cookies)

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (you can add more or less as you like)

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate, large bowl beat butter and both sugars until creamy. Add egg and egg yolk, vanilla and continue beating.
Add flour mixture and beat until fully combined and a thick dough forms.

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Fold in the chocolate chips using a spoon or spatula.

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Dollop spoonfuls of batter onto the baking sheet, making sure to leave some space for the cookies to spread. I used an ice cream scoop to get more uniform shapes and sizes for my cookies.

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Bake for 15-17 minutes, and let them cool before removing from the tray. Don’t worry if they seem a little gooey, they will continue to bake after you take them out of the oven and this also helps give a more chewy cookie.

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Happy Eating!

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