I’ve been wanting to try this recipe FOREVER! I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to try it, but it was worth the wait. I grew up eating crispy cookies (because that’s what my mom liked), but when I married Patrick, I realized that I would have to learn some chewy cookie recipes, as those are his favorite. What’s my favorite? I’m definitely a flavor over texture kind of girl. If a crispy cookie has amazing flavor, I’ll love it….same with a chewy cookie…I guess I’m a non-discriminating cookie lover 🙂
This recipe is from Cooks Illustrated. They extensively research and taste-test their recipes, so you know it’s going to be good! I love that this recipe uses melted butter, as I’m always forgetting to set the butter out to soften. This way, you can just take the butter out of the fridge or freezer, pop it in the microwave, and you’re ready to bake cookies at a moment’s notice! These cookies come out slightly crispy on the edges and perfectly chewy on the inside! A great one to add to your Christmas cookie list…everyone appreciates a good chocolate chip cookie!
Mix the melted butter with the brown and white sugars. Then mix in the eggs, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. I had a very eager 2 year old who wanted to crack eggs…I was a bit nervous that this was going to end badly, but she did a great job!
Then add in your chocolate chips. You could do whatever kind of chocolate candy you like in here, red and green M&M’s would be perfect for Christmas! I let my dough sit in the fridge for a bit before rolling into balls.
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
from Cooks Illustrated
Makes 24 medium sized cookies
1 1/2 sticks butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups + 2 T all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips
Mix together melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until combined. Add in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Mix until light brown in color. In a separate bowl, mix flour and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients slowly to the wet ingredients until the dough comes together and the ingredients are just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Roll dough into balls. Break the balls in half and stick the two sides together so the rough edges are facing up. Place on a greased baking sheet, leaving about 1-2 inches between cookies, as they will spread. Bake at 325 F for 8-12 minutes, or until edges are just golden and inside is still quite soft. Allow to cool completely.
Do you like chewy or crispy cookies, or are you an equal opportunity cookie lover like me? 🙂
What kind of cookies are you baking these holidays?