Chocolate chip cookies – the reason why we do not need to wait for the afterlife to experience heaven. One of the best compliments I ever received was being called a “warm, soft chocolate chip cookie.” They embody coziness and simply make you feel happy. It’s like food giving you a big, loving, metaphorical hug. They are best served warm and with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate (with marshmallows on top)… ohhhhhh the indulgence… hmmmm.
There are several ways to make sure your cookies are chewy and soft. The trick to making your cookies turn out chewy is melted butter. As a rule of thumb, melting the butter makes baked goods chewier, while room temperature butter leads to typical cake texture, while cold, a.k.a. butter straight from the fridge, ensures the dough doesn’t spread out and it is thus great for pastries. For avoiding that you end up with rock-hard cookies, but ones that are soft and fluffy, only bake them for the exact time listed below. You will think that they are still waaaay to undone when you take them out of the oven, but give them 5 minutes to cool down and you will find that they have magically solidified, while still being perfectly soft.
I usually make a larger batch of cookie dough and then freeze them. Thereby, we can make fresh cookies whenever we feel like it.
Servings: 12 * Preparation time: 10 min * Start to finish: 20 min
- 4 ounces (115 grams) of unsalted butter
- ¾ cup (150 grams) of white sugar
- ½ a cup (100 grams) of brown sugar
- ½ a teaspoon of salt
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla aroma
- 1 ¼ cup ()150 grams) of flour
- ½ a teaspoon of baking soda
- 4 ounces (115 grams) of chocolate chips
The first step is melting the butter. Mix the two types of sugar, salt, vanilla and egg in a bowl, pour the melted butter in and whisk it well. Afterwards, drizzle in the flour and baking soda and combine everything into an even dough. The last step is tossing in the chocolate chips.
Form 12 balls about the size of golf balls and place them on a baking tray with baking paper. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit/175 degrees Celsius and do NOT put the cookies in until the oven reached the right temperature. When it does, bake them for 10 minutes.
If you use frozen cookie dough, bake the batch for 12 minutes.