The Best Ever Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I've always wanted to write a "Best Ever" recipe. ;-) I developed this recipe by mistake. I was trying to soften the butter to make the Toll House recipe and I completely melted the butter. I decided to soldier on, but had to add in a bit extra flour, and the cookies ended up being the best ever. But I have tried making these in Florida and they flopped. I think it was the humidity. I put the name brands I use in as well for what I think might matter. People love these!

The Best Ever Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies  
by Dixie Redmond at

2 sticks Land O' Lakes salted butter
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup (not packed) dark brown sugar (I use Hannaford brand)
2 eggs
2 1/2 to 2 3/4 cups Unbleached King Arthur flour
1 - 2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt butter in microwave safe bowl for 2 minutes until melted (but be careful not to scorch the butter). Remove from micro, stir in sugars. I use a Danish whisk for this and it is great. Stir in the eggs until it is really well mixed. Next add the vanilla. Mix again. In another bowl mix the flour and salt and baking soda together. Add to the butter/sugar mixture and mix until very well blended. Add the chocolate chips. Drop golf-ball sized balls onto a cookie sheet. I use a cookie scoop for this which looks like a miniature ice cream scoop. Bake batch for 12 minutes. Cool on pan for 1 minute, then remove to wire rack to cool.

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The Feathered Nest said...

Yummmm, sounds like a great recipe for the holidays! I can't wait to try it....Dixie, I've nominated you for a Nice Matters Award at my blog, stop by, copy the artwork and post into your sidebar ~ then select five of your nice sweet favorites!! xxoo, Dawn

Peanut Road said...

I always put oatmeal in my chocolate chip cookies. That way I can convince myself that I'm actually eating healthy...and have an extra one...or two...

Anonymous said...

Now that looks like a perfect cookie, melt in your mouth kinda cookie. Saving to my recipes for sure. TY

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