I haven't posted a recipe for a while...but these are deserving of a post.
Wonderful basic chocolate chip cookies that are soft and chewy like store bought :)
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar (I've used both dark and light)
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips.
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease two cookie sheets or line with parchment or silpat
2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
3. In a mixer (or 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 (very important you don't stop too soon).
4. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips.
5. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. They should be at least 2 inches apart as they spread.
6. Bake for 15-17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. The cookies will still look slightly soft when you remove them from the oven, so let them rest on the residual heat of the cookie sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to wire racks to let them cool completely.
The recipe makes about 16 cookies.