Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever!


 

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever!!!

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever!!!

After countless batches of chocolate chip cookies, with every possible variation of ingredient quantities I could think of, I’ve finally settled on a recipe that I absolutely LOVE.  Now I make this in large batches, form logs, wrap them in parchment paper, and keep them in my freezer.  If the craving hits, I can slice off a few cookies and pop them in the oven- 10 minutes later, I’m a happy girl! =)

Ingredients

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
1 tbsp molasses
2 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 cups all-purpose flour
1.5 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1.5 cup walnuts

Directions

1.  Cream the butter, sugar, and molasses using an electric beater until light and fluffy.

2.  Beat in the eggs, one at a time.

3.  Beat in the vanilla, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

4.  Beat in the flour until its mostly mixed in (do not over beat).

5.  Using a spoon, mix the dough until it looks uniform.  Then, stir in the chocolate chips and nuts.

6.  Option 1 (What I think makes the most consistent cookies): Divide the dough into 4 portions.  Roll each portion into a log (I make mine ~1 inch thick), wrap it in parchment paper, and freeze for at least 2 hours.  When you want to bake them, cut slices ~1/2 inch thick.  Place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (or a silpat) about 2 inches apart.

Option 2 (If you want to bake them right away):  Drop about 1 tbsp size balls on  a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (or a silpat) about 2 inches apart.

7.  Bake at 350 F for 8 min (room temperature) to 10 min (frozen).  The edges will be a very light brown and the middle will be slightly gooey.  Let them cool for about 5 mins on the cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack.

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