My favorite cookie has always been the chocolate chip, don't get me wrong, I love all cookies, but my favorite is the chocolate chip. Of course there is a story that goes along with my love of the chocolate chip cookie. Back in the 7th grade my friend Cathy made the best chocolate chip cookie (hey Cath:). Whenever, one of our friends celebrated a birthday in middle school we would decorate the locker, bring balloons, and Cathy always made the cookies. Over the years, the perfect cookie has eluded me. I love to bake, but I could never get the perfect chocolate chip cookie, they were flat and greasy or thick and doughy. I just could not get it right no matter how many recipes I tried. One day I was complaining about my cookie problem to my sista Rebecca. She said, "Haven't I given you my recipe, it is the best chocolate chip cookie recipe?" I gave it a try and not only is it the "Best" chocolate chip cookie....it is "The World's Best Chocolate Chip Cookie".
The World's Best Chocolate Chip Cookie
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter (I use salted) softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups flour
2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together with mixer, brown sugar, butter, and sugar. Beat in vanilla, eggs, and baking soda. Beat in flour one cup at a time (dough with be stiff). Stir in chocolate chips. Scoop cookie dough (I use a cookie scoop) onto an ungreased cookie sheet with parchment paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes, do not overcook. Cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes, once set move to cooling rack. The recipe gives me 36-40 cookies.
Using a cookie scoop will give you even, round cookies. Over the years I have found that parchment allows your cookies to cook even and produces perfect bottoms. Also, do not overcook. The cookies my not look done, but they really are. I cook mine right at 10 minutes and take them out.
Many thanks to Rebecca for letting me share her recipe. Everyone should have "The World's Best Chocolate Chip Cookie" recipe in their recipe box!