I've tried chocolate chip cookies before and have been looking for a recipe that I can dub as my favorite - easy, delicious, and still a little bit soft and chewy the next day. If you look at my pinterest boards, you'll find several links that claim to be the "best chocolate chip cookies". And well, I'm working through them.
I'm happy to report though that this recipe might just take the cake, or cookie, for the best recipe. It's my favorite so far anyway.
For these cookies, I used this simple recipe from All Recipes.
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar (I sprinkled in a pinch extra)
- 2 eggs (large)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons hot water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional, and I did not use them)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. (Of course, I used my hand mixer for this)
- Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
- Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt.
- Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts (if you used them).
- Drop large spoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet
- Bake for 10 minutes or until edges are nicely browned (I did 10 minutes exactly and edges were just barely browned.)
This recipe made about 3 dozen cookies, so there was no way I could keep them all at the house for myself. Since I made them on a Sunday afternoon, they were at work first thing on Monday morning and they were a big hit!
And so, this might be the one, my friends. What are your favorite cookies to make? Or any dessert?