I guess there aren't many people who don't like chocolate chip cookies. Even my husband who isn’t a big fan of chocolate likes chocolate chip cookies J . I am a chocoholic and love anything with chocolate.
First time when I made these cookies, I sent them as part of a care package to my Sis. She mentioned that as soon she received it, she and her roomies finished the whole tin. From then on it became a tradition to send these to my Sis and also to my cute 4 year old cousin Jay.
I customized my recipe from a cook book and also from original Nestle toll house recipe. This book I have is all about Chocolate. Whenever I flip through the pages, I feel like making everything in there. They are all very delicious and sinfully rich in chocolate. With the holidays coming up may be I will blog a series about these goodies that make perfect gifts.
I like my cookies on the sweeter side, so I use milk chocolate chips, but they can be swapped with semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips based on your taste. Also, these are softer and chewier cookies.
What you need:
(makes around 20 medium sized cookies)
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
½ cup (1 stick) butter softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup regular granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp baking soda
1 pinch of salt
1 cup milk chocolate chips
Steps to follow:
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract together. Add egg to this mixture and beat it until the batter is fluffy.
- In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients – flour, salt, baking soda.
- Combine dry ingredients to batter and mix until everything comes together.
- Fold chocolate chips into the batter.
- Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil (grease it with butter).
- Drop spoonfuls on the sheet allowing room to expand.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes. Keep an eye, they will brown easy.
- Once edges are brown take them out and let them cool on the cookie sheet for 5 min.
- Then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely. They will stay good in the fridge for 1 week.