This is a quick and easy recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies that makes delicious, chewy cookies with crisp edges. This recipe starts with melted butter, doesn't require chilling, is made in one bowl and you don't even need to use a mixer. Told you it was easy! You'll have warm, amazing cookies in no time.
Total Time:20 minutes
Yield:24 large cookies
1 c butter (melted; you can use either salted or unsalted, if you're using salted you may want to omit ¼ tsp of the added salt later on)
1 ½ c light brown sugar (lightly packed)
½ c granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 c all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp kosher salt
2 c chocolate chips for the dough, + ½ c reserved (dark or semi-sweet work best)
Flaky sea salt to sprinkle on the top (optional)
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine the melted butter and sugars using a spoon or spatula. Mix thoroughly until all the sugar is incorporated, about 1 minute.
Add the vanilla and eggs, mix well until fully incorporated, about 1 minute.
Next, add the flour into the bowl (do not mix yet). On top of the flour, stir in the baking soda and salt. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the butter/sugar mixture until all of the flour is absorbed. Do not over mix.
Gently toss in the chocolate chips until well mixed.
Scoop out cookie dough onto the lined tray using a 3 tablespoon size scoop. Leave plenty of room as these will spread a bit. I keep it to 6 cookies per tray.
Flatten the tops slightly using the tips of your fingers. Top with some of the reserved chocolate chips & sprinkle lightly with flaky sea salt if you desire.
Bake for about 9-11 minutes. Cookies should be a medium-dark golden brown.