The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

I don’t have much to say about this one. Eating a homemade chocolate chip cookie right after it comes out of the oven is pretty sweet. After many attempts I am proud to share this recipe because I personally think it is perfected.

chocolate chip cookie

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 12oz bag of chocolate chips or chunks
  • Sea salt or Pink Himalayan salt

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a slipat baking mat and set aside.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  4. In an electric mixer (if you have one, otherwise just use a bowl) beat the softened butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until creamy. Mix for approx. 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add the eggs one at a time and mix until incorporated.
  6. In small batches beat in the flour mixture.
  7. Stir the in the chocolate chips and drop approx. 1 tablespoon “balls” of dough on to the baking sheet. I love to use a small melon baller for this!
  8. Sprinkle each cookie with a pinch of sea salt or Pink Himalayan salt.
  9. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes until the cookies are golden brown.
  10. Cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.

Notes

It sounds crazy but adding a pinch of sea salt on top of the cookies before baking changes the whole taste of the cookie and enhances all of the flavors.

cookie batter
mixed cookie batter
Himalayan salt
chocolate chip cookie on rack
chocolate chip cookies cooling on rack
stack of cookies

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