I've tried a LOT of chocolate chip cookie recipes in my day. I mean TONS! This is by far the absolute best recipe I've found. The cookies are big, soft, and chewy, just like the recipe says. They're like something you'd get from a bakery...no joke. I made some last night to take to a friend's house for dessert, and they said the same thing. It made me feel so good! lol Anyway, TRY.THESE.COOKIES. DO IT.
The only change I made was chilling the dough in the freezer for a few minutes before baking.
Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.