I have been baking for a long time with a lot of success. The one recipe I struggled to master was the chocolate chip cookie. Growing up I had a neighbor, Mrs Brian, who loved to have my little brother and I come by for a visit. I remember visiting her and she would always have fresh baked cookies. Chocolate chip cookies! Those cookies were absolutely amazing. They had that little crunch when you bit into them but the center was so soft.
I spent the better part of my baking life trying to find that recipe. No matter how good I thought a recipe turned out, there was never anything quite as good as Mrs. Brian’s.
Guess what friends, I have finally figured it out and I’m about to share it with all of you. Go ahead and throw away all of those old recipes because once your crunch into these amazing babies, well, you’ll understand!
This recipe calls for sea salt. This is a must! You must follow this one exactly. The only addition is if you want to include nuts. Crushed walnuts and pecans work best. Here we go, let’s make some cookies!
- 1 stick, unsalted butter at room temperature
- 2 cups light brown sugar (packed)
- 1.5 tsp vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- 2.5 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1-1 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 and place rack in center.
- In a large bowl or mixer, combine butter, eggs, vanilla and brown sugar. Mix until well combined.
- Add in your flour, baking soda, and sea salt. Combine well.
- Stir in your chocolate chips.
- Place a piece of parchment paper on your cookie sheet. No need to grease at all.
- Using your kitchen teaspoon, scoop a overfill teaspoon of dough onto your prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake for 11-13 minutes. Cookies should just be beginning to turn light brown.
- Remove cookie sheet from oven and let sit for a couple minutes.
- Move cookies to wire rack for cooling. Eat and enjoy!