I have had so many people ask me for this recipe that I thought I should just post it on the blog. You're welcome.
I know a lot of people who claim that they have THE BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe. I'm not going to make that claim. Because these are the ACTUAL BEST chocolate chip cookies.
I take my cookies very seriously, people. You can trust me. It needs to be sweet but not too sweet, soft and fluffy, it needs to be heavenly.
So, here it is. This gem comes from a cook book entitled "Hershey's Classic Recipes".
6 Tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Beat butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in a large bowl until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually blend into butter mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
Bake 9 minutes at 350 degrees.
*Ok, the directions actually say that you should bake them 8-10 minutes, but I have this down to a science, man.
Other recommendations for the ACTUAL best cookies:
1. always, always, always use real butter. I feel that this should be common sense, but just in case...
2. This recipe makes a very small batch. As in 12-18 "regular sized" cookies. Which is totally not enough because your friends and family will devour them. I always make at least a double batch. (Last week I made a triple batch for Bible study and they were gone in 2 hours. There were also lots of kids sneaking them; don't judge).
3. make sure that your baking soda is fresh to obtain maximum fluffiness.
4. semi-sweet chocolate chips are the key to victory.