Chocolate chip cookies are the ultimate cookie. The king of cookies. Like everyone else in the world, I’ve attempted many times to perfect the simple chocolate chip cookie recipe, and this time I found MY favorite. Everyone likes their cookies differently, and I prefer mine thick, soft and a little chewy, so when I call this the best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever, I mean that as a personal preference. I hope you love it as much as I do! These cookies are very light and heavenly with just the right amount chocolate chips. They’re easy and bake quickly, so you’ll have a batch of cookies ready before you know it.
Ingredients (makes 12-15 cookies):
- ½ cup butter, melted
- ½ cup white sugar
- ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 2 cups all purpose flour (spoon and level method)
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- Pinch of nutmeg
- ½ cup chocolate chips (I use milk chocolate)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Melt the butter in the microwave for 30-40 seconds. Pour into your mixing bowl and let cool for several minutes.
Mix in the sugars until smooth, and then add the vanilla and egg. Beat for several seconds but do not overmix. Add the flour, baking soda and salt and mix until slightly crumbly. If it’s too soft and battery, add a little bit more flour to achieve the right texture. Stir in the chocolate chips with a spatula.
Form into balls and place on a lined cookie sheet several inches apart. They will spread out lightly, but not very much if you’ve added enough flour, which keeps them thick and soft. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges barely begin to brown. Remove from the oven if they don’t look fully baked, and let them cool completely on a wire rack.
While they’re still a little warm, dip them in milk and eat them up! I could eat a hundred at a time, but I tried really hard to refrain. Enjoy my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe!