Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

The. Best. Ever.

I'm big on chocolate chip cookies. Huge, soft, over-chipped, warm, and salty. That's the cookie for me. After taste-testing a few different recipes and versions with people who were kind enough to eat a bunch of cookies for the sake of science, here's the definitive best chocolate chip cookie ever. 

Grab:

3/4 cup of unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup of whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1/4 tsp of sea salt
1 cup of light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup of sugar
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
2 cups of milk chocolate chips
large flake salt for finishing, optional

Go:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and get your cookie sheets ready. I personally don't line them, but that's more of a me being lazy kind of deal. You do you.
  2. Brown the butter: put the butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir frequently, then stop when it begins to rapidly bubble and brown. Remove from heat when it's the color of caramel. Set aside to cool. Wow, what a waste of time, you say. What kind of crazy person would do this? You would. Because it's a part of making the best cookie ever. 
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, and sea salt. Mix, then set aside. 
  4. In a mixer with a paddle attachment, combine the cooled butter and sugars. Beat for about three to five minutes, until light and fluffy. Yes, I time it. No, I don't feel weird about this.
  5. Add the vanilla and the eggs. Beat for another three minutes. 
  6. Slowly add the flour mixture to the mixer while on low speed, then mix in the chocolate chips by hand. 
  7. Scoop the cookies onto your waiting cookie sheets, then top with a few flakes of the finishing salt. 
  8. Bake for between 10-12 minutes, until golden brown.
  9. Enjoy. Brag. Share if you want to cultivate a faithful following.