Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies might be the world's most perfect dessert. Soft, chewy, full of buttery flavor and loaded with chips...trust me, you need these in your life!
1/2cup1 stick, butter
1/4cuppacked brown sugar
1 1/2cupsall purpose flour
Set the oven to 350F
Cut the butter into tablespoon pieces and put in a large microwave safe mixing bowl. Microwave for about 3-40 seconds until it's mostly melted.
Beat in the two sugars until light and fluffy, a couple of minutes.
Blend in the egg and vanilla, and then stir in the dry ingredients, When the dry ingredients are almost incorporated, go ahead and add the chocolate chips, and continue to mix just until everything is nicely incorporated.
I use a 1 7/8 cookie scoop to scoop up the dough, and then roll it in my hands to make a round ball. You should have enough dough for about 14 cookies. If yours are smaller or larger, adjust the baking time accordingly.
Place on an un-greased cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 11 minutes. The cookies will be puffy and pale, with just a few cracks starting to be visible along the edges.
Let cool on the pan a few minutes and then move to a rack. Dig in while they are warm, or wait for them to cool, you are the boss!
Be sure your oven is at the correct temperature. An inexpensive oven thermometer is a good investment, I look at mine every time I'm about to put something into the oven. It saves a lot of frustration.
Measure your flour accurately. The easiest way to do this is to fluff the flour first, and then scoop it and lightly level off with your finger.
The easiest way to make sure cookies are of uniform size, and therefore cook evenly, is to use a cookie scoop. I have them in several sizes, and used my 1 7/8 inch scoop for these large cookies.
Invest in decent (not necessarily expensive) cookie pans, like these.
Save a few extra chocolate chips aside, and pop them in on the tops of your cookie balls, before baking. You'll get that 'chocked full of chips' look, if you care about that sort of thing, ;)
Don't over cook, this is particularly important with soft cookies. I found that 11 minutes was perfect. They will look puffy and pale but will shrivel down as they cool. One of the hallmarks of a soft cookie is that it is pale, not golden, so don't go by color to judge baking time. If you're going for soft cookies, err on the side of under-baking. Over cooking = crunchy cookies.
*The recipe is just barely tweaked from one of my favorite blogs, Pinch of Yum.
https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/soft-batch-chocolate-chip-cookies/ August 23, 2015