Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies (Even if I do say so myself)
I know. Everyone claims they have the best cookie recipe, but seriously, these are awesome. I’ve been trying to find a recipe that would measure up to the chocolate chip cookies I used to get in Galena, MD when I worked at summer camp for eons.
These are as close as I’ve been able to come. They’re delicious, slightly chewy, cakey, soft chocolate chip cookies. If you want something crunchy, this is not the recipe for you.
They are pretty easy, but I will say this. Don’t skip the step where you chill the dough. I used to think it wouldn’t matter, but I did an experiment with these, and actually that time in the fridge makes a HUGE difference. The longer you put them in, I’d say the better.
Other than that, these are easy cookies. A few of the ingredients may have you scratching your head. I like almond extract in my cookies. You can certainly leave it out. I also call for you to use cake flour – if you don’t have it, don’t worry. Just use regular all purpose flour. But don’t skip the sifting. It does make a difference.
So go out and try them! Eat them and love them! Lol.
And if you fancy watching me talk about cookies and such while making these, here’s my YouTube video. I think I’m improving?
- 1/4 c butter, softened
- 1/2 c margarine
- 3/4 c brown sugar
- 3/4 c white sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 1/4 c cake flour, sifted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4-1/2 tsp almond extract
- 2 c chocolate chips
- 3 eggs
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add white and brown sugar, and cream again until fluffy.
Add eggs, vanilla, and almond and beat until smooth.
Sift remaining dry ingredients together and add to the bowl, mixing until just combined.
Using a wooden spoon or spatula, fold in chocolate chips.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and put in fridge for at least one hour, up to overnight.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Scoop onto cookie sheet by tablespoonful. Bake 9-11 minutes, until golden brown. Cool on tray 1 minute, then remove.
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