Yesterday morning I slept in, checked instagram, then slept in again until 11.
Then the Mister let me borrow his car to run my errands--which is the sweetest thing he could do.
You see, my car doesn’t have a/c. or a parking spot. So I usually come home sweating buckets, dragging armfuls of lukewarm groceries from down the street.
I was one happy wife prancing from store to store.
then Torrey’s best bud Chris came over.
and I baked them these cookies.
I was ready to try a new chocolate chip recipe. I sent Torrey with a few of these to work, he came back with raving reviews. So this is a keeper.
They come out soft and chewy, with slightly crisp edges. My favorite part was the addition of sea salt sprinkled on top. The perfect chocolate chip cookie in my eyes.
The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie
From The Baker Chick
Makes about 2 dozen cookies
2 cups plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
12 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled until warm
1 cup brown sugar, packed
½ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
*optional- sea salt for sprinkling
Adjust oven racks to upper and lower-middle positions. Preheat oven 325°. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Whisk dry ingredients together in a medium bowl; set aside. With electric mixer, or by hand, mix butter and sugars until thoroughly combined. Beat in egg, yolk, and vanilla until combined. Add dry ingredients and beat at low-speed just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Roll a scant half-cup of dough into a ball. Holding dough ball in fingertips of both hands, pull apart into two equal halves. Rotate halves 90 degrees and, with jagged surfaces facing up, place formed dough onto cookie sheet, leaving ample room between each ball. Sprinkle with sea salt. (optional)
Bake, reversing position of cookie sheets halfway through baking, until cookies are light golden brown and outer edges start to harden yet centers are still soft and puffy (approximately 11-14 minutes). Do not overbake.
Cool cookies on sheets until able to lift without breaking. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.