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)
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.
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.