Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!
Chocolate cookie recipes are like people. They’re all a bit different and when you find one you love, you want to stick with it forever.
This chocolate chip cookie recipe is hands down my favorite. They’re sweet without being too sweet, these cookies don’t flatten out and they’re soft while still being a dense. Filling cookie. Even though they’re filling, you might not be able to eat just one.
I made these recently as a gift for my neighbors. After being here for a few months and having a hard winter, the woman next door came over to introduce herself and brought homemade caramels as a gift for us. They were incredible and I wanted to repay the favor.
However, these are so good I had to ration them out to my family in order to have enough to give to the neighbors. The kids were begging for them the second I took them out of the oven. Kevin was also swiping some while they were cooling to get them at peak deliciousness.
This is probably one of the easiest recipes you’ll even make. I think a lot of people are intimidated by chocolate chip cookies but it’s really a base-kind of cookie for so many other things.
Chocolate chip cookies history
Oh, and since it is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, a bit of chocolate chip cookie history for you.
Did you know that the chocolate chip cookie really originated with Toll House Inn in Massachusetts? A lot of people tie the Toll House company together with chocolate chip cookies because of the chocolate chips, but there’s more to it than that.
Chocolate chip cookies really originated in 1938 at the Toll House Inn, which was owned by Ruth Graves Wakefield. The restaurant at Toll House Inn featured home cooking and Ruth wanted a new cookie to feature with ice cream.
I love a good bit of history and I also love a truly American recipe. So many recipes and dishes here are influenced by other cultures, which I love and fully appreciate. But I just find it so rare to come across something that really originated here.
Tip: These cookies will stay soft for about 6 hours. If you store them in an airtight container you might get some more time out of them. These are baked goods though so they should be eaten the day of…Unless you’re like Kevin and like your cookies straight from the freezer. Then feel free to freeze away.
Check out the full recipe below. Make these to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day or just any day you need a little extra sweetness in life.
The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 3/4 cups of flour
- 1.25 cups white sugar
- 1.25 cup brown sugar
- 1.5 cups chocolate chips
- 2 sticks salted butter, very soft or melted I know it seems like a lot but you're making
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/3 tsp. of salt
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- If your butter isn't soft enough, you can use the microwave to melt it somewhat. Don't go over about 20 seconds. You don't want it to be hot.
- Using a hand mixer, mix together your butter, your sugar and brown sugar until it is creamy.
- Add your eggs and vanilla and mix on low for no more than 30 seconds. If you mix too long it will harden up the cookies.
- Add in your flour, baking soda and salt. You can use the mixer to start to blend but you'll get the best results if you use your hands. If you use a mixer, mix on medium.
- Once everything is well combined, add your chocolate chips.
- You can chill the dough for 30 minutes if you find it is easier to work with but you don't have to.
- Roll the dough into small balls. You can use a spoon to make them uniform size or a melon baller.
- Bake for 11 -13 minutes. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
- Allow cookies to cool about 20 minutes.