Everyone should have at least one go to recipe when you need something in a pinch.
For example, if you tell me you’re coming over for dinner last minute, you’re probably going to end up eating Mac + Cheese, with an appetizer of deviled eggs and a side of cucumber salad (clearly I’m more of a baker than a cook!).
But if you tell me you want a fast and easy batch of cookies then I’m going to make you these little (little in this case means fat and chewy) ones.
I used to volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters and my Little and I would make Chocolate Chip Cookies all the time. She was new to baking and the two of us would whip these up then indulge all within an hour. We’d leave minimal mess and have lots of opportunities for chocolate chip snacking while we were (in)patiently waiting for them to bake.
The bottom line is, these cookies are simple, fast, mess free and require only basic baking skills to master.
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter melted
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- One – Preheat oven to 325 and prepare baking sheet by lining with parchment paper.
- Two – Mix together dry ingredients: flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- Three – Beat melted butter and sugars until well combined. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix until light and creamy.
- Four – Slowly beat in dry ingredients until just combined.
- Five – Stir in chocolate chips and drop by rounded 1/8 cup onto prepared sheet. Press down lightly.
- Six – Bake for 16-18 minutes until the edges brown.
- Play with combinations of chip flavours. I’ve done this recipe with caramel, white chocolate, dark chocolate and even peanut butter chips.
- Make these cookies 1/4 cup for truly big chewy cookies.
Recipe inspired by: AllRecipes