Now that we have discussed how your body is a temple, let’s point out that everything in moderation is a good rule of thumb. Please remember that, because you will be VERY tempted to over-indulge while eating the…
Now let’s go on a trip. A trip back into childhood. I’m being serious. Close you’re eyes if you need to, but go back into your memory banks and imagine the most comforting food from your past. Maybe it was Kraft Mac n cheese. Maybe homemade chicken noodle soup. Maybe mashed potatoes. Naan. Sticky rice. Borscht. Knoephla. Navajo fry bread. (Anyone else getting hungry?!)
For us Darling Girls, these chocolate chip cookies are an ultimate comfort food. We rarely had dessert growing up, but if we did, these cookies were it.
We could all argue on for days about what the perfect cookie is- crispy, chewy, crunchy, crumbly, cakey-you name it. So for those of you cookie connoisseurs that are very concerned about the texture: these cookies are intended to be a little chewy and a little cakey and a little crispy. Yes. All of those. I believe it combines all the positive qualities of each type. I’m not looking to start the COOKIE WARS OF 2016. That would be a tragedy (I can’t even begin to imagine the casualties.) I am, however, standing by my statement that these are the best in the world. Your argument is invalid. Every time I make these I have millions of people asking for the recipe (I may be exaggerating, but you get my point).
For best results, enjoy these warm out of the oven. Or you could enjoy them in TRUE DARLING FASHION by storing them in the freezer and eating them while still frozen. Don’t worry if you chip a tooth, it’s worth it.
The following are step by step instructions. Click Here for the recipe card.
- Preheat Oven to 350*
- In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, mix 1 1/3 C ROOM TEMPERTURE butter (this is very important to make sure the butter is room temperature, melted or frozen or cold butter will change the consistency of your cookie) with 1 cup granulated sugar and 1 cup brown sugar.
3. When combined, add in 2 eggs and 2 tsp vanilla. Blend together until creamy.
4. Add in 3 1/2 C flour, 1 tsp baking soda, and 1 tsp salt. Mix to combine. Then manually stir in one package of semi-sweet chocolate chips (you could use other chips if you would like).
5. Eat some cookie dough and silently yell at that one person who, without fail, sites the dangers of salmonella poisoning. (optional).
6. Using a spoon, scoop out dough and form balls in your hand.
7. Place dough balls on an UNGREASED baking sheet and flatten down slightly with your hand.
8. Bake 10-12 min or until slightly browned on the bottom.