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The Ultimate Basic Chocolate Chip Cookies

COOKIES!

And chocolate chips.

None of those raisin or fruit nonsense (sorry, I don’t actually mind raisins or fruits in general; I just do now).

Here’s a step-by-step recipe on how to make the simplest most decadent chocolate chip cookies WITHOUT the use of a mixer. May I repeat: you do not need an electric mixer to make these cookies. Yay!

That means no extra mess and fewer dishes to wash.

All you need are your handy hands and a few simple tools.

Here goes!

The Ultimate Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Note: the amounts of chocolate chips can be doubled for extra decadent cookies!

Preheat the oven to 170C.

The Ultimate Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Start with very soft butter in a bowl.

The Ultimate Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Use a spatula to soften the butter.

The Ultimate Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Add the white sugar and brown sugar to the butter.

The Ultimate Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Blend thoroughly.

The Ultimate Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Blend for about a minute until the mixture looks like this.

The Ultimate Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Add in the vanilla and egg.

The Ultimate Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Switch to a whisk and whisk away.

The Ultimate Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

The Ultimate Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Whisk until well combined.

The Ultimate Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Now onto the dry ingredients – mix the flour, baking soda, and salt with a whisk. Whisking produces the same effect as sifting.

The Ultimate Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Now pour in the dry mixture into the wet mixture.

The Ultimate Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Continue mixing using a spatula until just combined.

The Ultimate Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

It’s okay if there’s a little bit of flour left; do not overmix.

The Ultimate Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Now for the most fun part: chocolate chip cookies. The recipe calls for 1 cup, but dump in as much as you desire.

The Ultimate Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Combine the chocolate chips with the mixture until well distributed.

The Ultimate Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

The Ultimate Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and using a sorbet scoop, scoop out the mixture onto the pan.

The Ultimate Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Stick the pan in a 170C preheated oven for 10 minutes.

The Ultimate Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

And voila! My mixture made a total of 36 medium-sized cookies. I like my cookies soft so I take them out just when they are a little undercooked. They will continue to cook while cooling down. After letting them rest for a few minutes on the pan, transfer the cookies onto a wire rack and let cool.

The Ultimate Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

The Ultimate Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

The Ultimate Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Or if you’re like me, you don’t wait. You pour in some cold milk and enjoy! Did I mention these cookies are also great on their own?

Do you have a favorite cookie recipe?


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