Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

When you call yourself a “know it all” you better be able to back it up. A “know it all” knows, well… it all! Normally my blog posts are on topics such as politics, entertainment, sports, etc. But today I am going to share with you the most amazing chocolate chip cookie recipe in the entire world. This recipe isn’t the easiest but it is the best chocolate chip cookie recipe in the world. Therefore without further ado lets get started.

Ghirardelli 60%, tastes great and good for you.
Ghirardelli 60%, tastes great and good for you.

You will need the following ingredients:

2 cups flour (1/4 cup less if not in high altitude, like I am)
1/2 t. baking soda
14 T. butter (divided)
1/2 c. granulated sugar
3/4 c. packed dark brown sugar (not light brown!)
1/2 t. salt (1 t. if using unsalted butter)
1 T. vanilla
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 1/3 c. bittersweet chocolate chips (60%)

Remember for the best results get Ghirardelli 60% cacao bitter-sweet dark chocolate chips because these cookies are somewhat sweet so the bitter dark chocolate perfectly off-sets the sweetness of the cookie.

The first step is to heat the oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper (you’ll be glad you did-less mess, and no sticking to the pan!). Mix flour and baking soda, set aside.

Next, heat 10 T. of the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat until melted. Continue cooking, swirling the pan until the butter is dark golden brown and has a nutty aroma, 1-3 minutes (will be foamy and lighter on top, so watch when swirling and look under foam for golden color).

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What smells better than golden brown melted butter?

Remove from heat and transfer to mixing bowl using a rubber spatula. Stir in remaining 4 T. butter until completely melted.

Yep you guessed it, more butter!
Yep you guessed it, more butter!

Add sugars, salt, and vanilla to bowl with butter and whisk until fully mixed. Add egg and the egg yolk and mix til smooth, about 30 seconds. Remember, you are adding a full egg and also an additional egg yolk.

Get that blender ready.
IMPORTANT: before you blend... you MUST let the mixture rest for 3 minutes!

Ok, here is the twist, this is important, so don’t skip this step! Let mixture stand for 3 minutes, then mix on low for 30 seconds. Repeat this process 2 more times until mixture is thick, smooth, and shiny. (Weird, huh?)

Stir in flour mixture, just until combined, about 1 minute. Stir in chocolate chips.

Cookie dough... glorious cookie dough!
Cookie dough... glorious cookie dough!

Using a large cookie scoop or an ice cream scoop, drop onto cookie sheet. I do 6 at a time. These should be big, about 3 T. of dough per cookie. Trust me, this will make them crispy on the outside, and gooey on the inside.

Use parchment paper to keep cookies from sticking to the pan.
Use parchment paper to keep cookies from sticking to the pan.

Here’s a close up of the cookie dough, notice how glossy it is?

It's like a shimmering nugget of yumminess!
It's like a shimmering nugget of yumminess!

Bake until golden brown, about 10-14 minutes. Rotate pan halfway through baking to ensure even cooking. Cool on wire rack. Eat, enjoy, make a mess!

Can't wait much longer... must eat... cookie...
Can't wait much longer... must eat... cookie...

Ahhh… the perfect chocolate chip cookie!

Get in my tummy!
Get in my tummy!

This recipe was given to me by a friend and I am not sure where or how she got it but it is amazing none the less. If you have the chance to try this amazing chocolate chip cookie recipe I want to hear about it! I want you to describe in great detail how you felt when you were eating these marvelous gems! Please comment below so we can compare notes.

4 thoughts on “Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe”

  1. I’m FINALLY getting around to making these! They’re in the oven and look absolutely delicious! I’m convinced the browning of the butter is the key to this amazing cookie! Thanks!

    Apryl List

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