recipe

This recipe uses some secret techniques to create super chewy chocolate chip cookies. The only thing missing? A tall glass of milk for dunking.

safety
  • Uses the microwave
  • Uses the oven
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 50 minutes,
  • plus cooling time
yield
  • Makes 12 cookies

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Prepare Ingredients

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons
all-­purpose flour
¼ teaspoon
baking soda
¼ teaspoon
salt
½ cup
packed light brown sugar
6 tablespoons
unsalted butter, melted and cooled
¼ cup
granulated sugar
1
large egg
1 teaspoon
vanilla extract
¾ cup
bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips

Gather Baking Equipment

Rimmed baking sheet
Parchment paper
2
bowls (1 medium, 1 large)
Whisk
Rubber spatula
1-­tablespoon measuring spoon
Oven mitts
Cooling rack
Spatula
1
 

Adjust oven rack to lower-­middle position and heat oven to 325 degrees. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Parchment paper prevents the cookies from sticking to the baking sheet.

 
2
 
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons
all-­purpose flour
¼ teaspoon
baking soda
¼ teaspoon
salt

In medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.

 
3
 
½ cup
packed light brown sugar
6 tablespoons
unsalted butter, melted and cooled
¼ cup
granulated sugar
1
large egg
1 teaspoon
vanilla extract

In large bowl, whisk brown sugar, melted butter, and granulated sugar until smooth. Add egg and vanilla and whisk until well combined.

 
4
 
¾ cup
bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips

Add flour mixture and use rubber spatula to stir until just combined and no streaks of flour are visible. Add chocolate chips and stir until evenly combined. (If dough is really sticky, place bowl in refrigerator for 15 to 30 minutes before proceeding with step 5.)

 
5
 

Use your hands to roll dough into 12 balls (about 2 tablespoons each). Place dough balls on baking sheet, leaving space between balls.

Leave 2 inches between dough balls, arranging them in staggered rows so they don’t melt into each other.

 
6
 

Place baking sheet in oven. Bake cookies until edges are set and beginning to brown but centers are still soft and puffy, 15 to 20 minutes.

 
7
 

Use oven mitts to remove baking sheet from oven (ask an adult for help). Place baking sheet on cooling rack and let cookies cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes.

Leave cookies on baking sheet for 10 minutes so they can firm up.

 
8
 

Use spatula to transfer cookies directly to cooling rack and let cool for 5 minutes before serving