Chocolate chip cookies!

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ cups of flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed light
  • ¾ cups chocolate chips
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 8 tbsp (1 stick) butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Microwave butter for about 40 seconds. It should be just barely melted, almost entirely liquid.
  2. Using a stand mixer, electric beaters, or by hand, mix the butter and sugars together. Until it is creamy.
  3. Add the vanilla and the egg. Beat or mix on low speed until just incorporated (10-15 seconds). If you beat for too long, the cookies will be stiff.
  4. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until crumbles form. Use your hands to press the crumbles together into a dough. It should form one large ball that is easy to handle (between the wet and dry dough stage).
  5. Add the chocolate chips. Include the chips with your hands.
  6. Roll the dough into 12 large balls (or 9 huge ones!) and place on a cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Until the cookies look puffy and dry and just barely golden. Warning: Do not overbake (it keeps the cookies soft). Take them out even if they look like they are not done yet. They will be pale and puffy.
  8. Let them cool on the pan for a good 30 minutes or so (or eat a few and let the rest cool!). They will sink down and will be dense, buttery, soft cookies to enjoy!
  9. They should stay soft for a few days in an airtight container. They also can be frozen.