How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies
Knowing how to make chocolate chip cookies can turn your average kitchen into a baker’s wonderland. I love my chocolate chip cookies fat, round, soft and chewy, and I prefer baking using easy measurements so have displayed ingredients in cups & spoons etc. This guide will give 18 decent size chocolate chip cookies (or less massive ones!).
1- Pre-heat your oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) and grease the cookie sheets/tray with butter.
2- Prepare your ingredients. So you don’t get lost during the recipe, I find it much easier to sort ingredients out before you start:
2 cups all-purpose flour,
1/2 teaspoon baking soda,
1/2 teaspoon salt,
3/4 cup unsalted butter (melted),
1 cup packed brown sugar,
1/2 cup white sugar,
1 tablespoon vanilla extract,
1 egg yolk,
2 cups chocolate chips.
3- Sift the flour, baking soda and salt together and set aside.
4-Cream the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar together in a bowl until well blended.
5- Beat in the egg, egg yolk and vanilla until light and creamy.
6- Mix in the sifted ingredients.
7- Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon.
8- Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup (or larger for larger cookies) at a time, as loose balls, onto the prepared cookie sheets/tray. Make sure that your cookies are at least 3 inches apart.
9- Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly brown.
10- Remove from the oven and cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool further.
Don’t limit your cookies to only chocolate chip! Try: fudge, berries, caramel, white chocolate, peanut butter (use half cup of butter and 1 cup of peanut butter).