Our favourite soft chocolate chip cookie recipe. These cookies are big on purpose. Definitely a movie night kind of cookie. Adding chocolate candies adds extra crunch and texture, but feel free to add whatever your heart desires to this basic cookie base. The cookie dough must chill for a couple of hours before baking for best results so plan accordingly.
Course: Cookies and Squares
Cuisine: Baked Goods
Keyword: chocolate chip
Servings: 18large cookies
Author: Trish | The In Fine Balance Food Blog
2.25cupsall-purpose flour (280 g)
¾cupsunsalted butter (170 g)melted
1cupsemi-sweet chocolate chipsor chocolate candies or combination chocolate chips and candies.
In a medium bowl combine dry ingredients - flour, baking soda, salt. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, using the paddle attachment, beat together melted butter, brown sugar and sugar on medium-low speed until creamy, one to two minutes. Add in the eggs and vanilla and beat again. Ensure eggs are well incorporated and mixture is smooth. Gently add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk a few times to combine. Do not over mix. Remove from stand mixer and add in chocolate chips or candies, mix these in by hand using a wooden spoon. At this point batter must be chilled for at least 2 hours before baking.
To bake cookies: Preheat oven to 325. Remove cookie dough from refrigerator while you prepare the cookie sheet and wait for the oven to come to temperature. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
Form large balls of cookie dough, I use a medium cookie scoop which is about 3 tablespoons in size. A small ice cream scoop will work too. Roll dough into round balls and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. No more than 8 cookies per cookie sheet. Cookies will spread as they bake, so leave 2-3 inches between cookies. Bake only one sheet at a time for best results. Bake at 325 for 10-12 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for about 10 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.
Nutritional information is based on large-sized cookies, about 18 per recipe above.Cookies will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for about a week. Cookies also freeze well, will keep frozen for about 3 months.