Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes are taking over the internet. I unwittingly found myself going down the chocolate chip cookie recipe rabbit trail for over two hours last week. 🍪 It's not that I have that kind of time to research one recipe but I got completely wrapped up in the chocolate chip cookie vortex and I couldn't pull myself away. There were recipes from cookie Pro's like Martha, Giada and Ms. Fields and cookie recipes from grandmothers and even young children.
Even though it seems fundamentally impossible, more than half of the chocolate chip cookie recipes on the internet are labelled as the "BEST." 🤣 A lot of the recipes are very similar with only slight modifications in the ingredient list to make them unique. Most of the bakers made small changes in the type fat, the kind of sugar and the brands of chocolate that they used in their recipes to create cookies that were everything from thin and crispy to soft and chewy.
I have no business adding another recipe to the internet that's already oversaturated with Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes. Does this world really NEED another chocolate chip cookie recipe? And why in the world would anyone want MY recipe? I have no cookie credibility -- unless you count my family's unbiased opinion. I mean - I get no complaints about my chocolate chip cookies but then again, they would have to be pretty awful for someone to complain about it.
So, against my better judgement, here I am, adding to the plethora of chocolate chip cookie recipes on the internet. It's not my own recipe though. This one comes from of the greats - America's Test Kitchen. (They've got way more cookie-creds to the bring to the table than I.) I'll let you decide whether or not these deserve the prestigious title of "BEST."
Thin and Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 cup salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
8 Tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 egg yolks
1 1/2 Tablespoons whole milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Bake 16-18 minutes at 350. Let cool on cookie sheet for 20 minutes.
In case you haven't noticed - my chocolate chip cookie are definitely NOT thin OR crispy. Don't get me wrong - I was not disappointed in my soft and chewy version - I just expected a crispier - thinner cookie. I've subsequently renamed my version of the thin and crispy cookies - "Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies." I feel like that more accurately describes these delicious cookies.
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