chocolate chip cookies :: soft and chewy


 We really enjoy our cookies here at the Haney household.

I thought I would share my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe.  It works perfectly every time.  Even if I leave the sweet little darlings in the oven for too long, they still taste good!


Chocolate Chip Cookie

2 sticks unsalted butter, COLD, cut into 1/2" cubes 
3/4 cup granulated sugar 
3/4 cup packed brown sugar 
2 large eggs 
1 teaspoon vanilla 
3 cups all purpose flour  
1 teaspoon Kosher salt 
1 teaspoon baking powder 
1/2 teaspoon baking soda  
2   1/2 good quality semisweet chocolate chips 
In a mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and both sugars just until creamy. Don’t overbeat. Add the egg and vanilla and beat just until incorporated. Stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. When thoroughly mixed, add to batter and stir just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Place over sized dough balls on parchment lined baking sheets { I like to use an ice cream scoop.}  Chill dough balls for at least 30 min before baking.  **If you don't have room in your refrigerator for the baking sheets, you can chill the mixing bowl full of dough for 1 hour.**
Pre-heat oven to 375.  Bake times: Put the cookies in a 375 degree oven and set timer for 8 minutes. When timer rings, without opening oven or removing cookies, reduce heat to 325 degrees and bake for another 8-10 minutes or until cookies appear set. Otherwise, you can bake at 350 for 18-22 minutes or until done. 
Makes 12-16, depending on the size.  Just remember, the secret to these cookies is keeping the dough cold!
recipe adapted from here
Enjoy.....preferably warm out of the oven and with a cold glass of milk {wink}.