How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies

There is no finer pastry than the chocolate chip cookie. We eat more of these than any other, and for good reason. They're the most enjoyable, most familiar, and most deeply satisfying. This recipe makes about two dozen cookies, depending on size.



Things You'll Need

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Cooling Racks
  • Oven mitts
  • Groceries
  • Measuring cups
  • Cookie sheets
  • Mixing Spoons
  • Mixing bowls
    • 1

      Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Do not sift.

    • 2

      Beat the butter until creamy, then add the sugars and vanilla and stir them in until combined.

    • 3

      Add the egg and yolk one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

    • 4

      Stir in flour mixture. Stop stirring the instant it has all been incorporated.

    • 5

      Stir in chocolate chips, making sure to distribute them evenly.

    • 6

      Form dough in a log, wrap it and chill it for at least 30 minutes.

    • 7

      Heat the oven to 350 degrees and line some cookie sheets with baking parchment.

    • 8

      Cut dough into thin rounds or form into cookies, place on baking sheets.

    • 9

      Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges begin to turn golden.

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