Sweet Saturday: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Since I don’t like chocolate (yes, it’s possible to not like chocolate), I rarely bake chocolate treats. Usually the only chocolate that comes into our home is store-bought, to satisfy my husband and daughters. Or, if my husband, Chris, feels inspired, he might bake a chocolate treat, like a box of brownies.

Chocolate Chip CookiesToday is a special day, though. Today I baked chocolate chip cookies. Why? Well, it is my husband’s birthday. He loves chocolate chip cookies so I baked them for him. And, of course, our daughters benefit as well. 

Normally I bake the Toll House Cookies recipe for chocolate chip cookies. I know it works and that my husband likes them. The other day, though, I was watching an episode of Trisha’s Southern Cooking where she baked up some chocolate cookies. I decided to try her (Trisha Yearwood’s) recipe. I’m glad I did. These chocolate chip cookies are soft, chewy, and satisfying for Chris. Heck, me too. (I picked out the chocolate chips!) And the best part is how easy they are to make. 

After preheating the oven to 350° and waiting for 2/3 cup unsalted butter and 1 egg to come to room temperature, I began baking the cookies.

In a medium-size bowl, I stirred together 1 3/4 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (yes, you read that right…kosher!). I set the dry ingredients to the side.

Chocolate Chip CookiesIn my stand mixer, I mixed together my room temperature egg, butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, and 1/4 cup light brown sugar until it was smooth. Chocolate Chip CookiesThen, I slowly added the dry ingredients. 

Chocolate Chip CookiesAfter all that was mixed together, I removed the bowl from the mixer and added around a cup of milk chocolate chips. I stirred the cookie dough with the chips. 

Chocolate Chip CookiesOn parchment-lined cookie sheets, I used our 1-ounce cookie scooper to drop the cookies on the sheets. Chocolate Chip CookiesThe cookies baked for about 10 minutes. I removed them and let them cool on the counter on the parchment paper.Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 3/4 C. flour
  2. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  3. 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  4. 2/3 C.unsalted butter, room temperature
  5. 3/4 C.granulated sugar
  6. 1/4 C.firmly-packed light brown sugar
  7. 1 large egg, room temperature
  8. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  9. One 6-ounce package of milk chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. Using an electric mixer, mix together the butter, sugars, egg and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Slowly add the dry mixture to the butter mixture.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. With a 1-ounce cookie scooper, scoop out the cookies onto a parchment-lined cookie sheets.
  7. Bake until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes.
  8. Remove the parchment paper with the cookies from the pan onto a counter and allow to cool.
Notes
  1. If you need to substitute the kosher salt with table salt, only use 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Adapted from Food Network
Adapted from Food Network
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About Denise

Hi! I'm Denise, a 40+ year old SAHM trying to navigate the world of motherhood. I blog about parenting, food, and have been featured a few times on BlogHer. I enjoys solving mysteries (Okay..reading mysteries or watching them on TV), cooking, and drinking way too much caffeine than I should. Basically, anything I needs to do to survive the toddler years.

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