CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE
This Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe was created by accident and has turned into one of the most loved desserts ever. In the year 1938, the owner of Toll House Inn added chocolate bar pieces into a cookie batter thinking that it would melt, but who knew that this small ingredient addition would turn the cookies into a classic and addictive treat.
What makes chocolate chip cookies so addictive?
You will find chocolate chips cookies in almost every household on the counter tops, in Ziploc bags, in the freezer and in kids lunch boxes. Ever tried the cookie batter even before baking it ? It tastes delicious, right. So what is in the chocolate chip cookie recipe that makes it so addictive?
Sugar produces a reaction in our brains, more the sugar, stronger the reaction which induces a craving and when combined with brown sugar which is not as sweet as regular sugar but more rich and caramely adds to the addictive nature of the chocolate chip cookies.
One Bowl Cookie Recipe
One of the easiest one bowl chocolate chip cookie recipes ever where you beat the unsalted butter and sugars in a bowl to combine and add egg, vanilla extract while mixing followed by all purpose flour along with baking soda and salt. Continue mixing until the dough is well incorporated and finally add the chocolate chips.
Secret To Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
1-Don’t get Even
2-Sift The Flour
3-Chill The Cookie Dough
The secret to make the perfect chocolate chip cookies is to roll the dough into balls and let them chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, which will solidify and harden the dough, resulting in perfectly baked chewy cookies which are soft and gooey on the inside with deliciously crispy edges. For best results you can refrigerate the cookie dough overnight. But not more than 24 hours.
How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies ?
Now, Let’s get straight to the best chocolate chip cookie recipe.
The first ingredient you need to add to the bowl is the butter. You have to add ½ cup of unsalted butter and make sure the butter is at room temperature, this will help it cream well with the sugars. If for some reason you forget to take it out from the refrigerator, you can heat it a little in the microwave to get it to room temperature.
Add in 1 and half cups of All-purpose flour along with ¾ teaspoon of baking soda and ½ teaspoon of salt. I like to sift the flour before adding it to the mixture as it will help make your cookies soft and gooey.
Add the flour gradually in steps while continuing to mix. Continue mixing until dough is well incorporated and form a thick paste like mixture.
Place the cookie dough balls on baking paper at least 3 inches apart and bake for 10-15 minutes in pre-heated oven.
Storing Cookie Dough In Fridge
Don’t freeze the whole cookie dough, instead roll the dough into balls and place them in a Ziploc bag or any airtight container before freezing. Your cookie cough can last easily for a couple of months in the freezer. Whenever you want to have these cookies, just grab these ready-to-bake cookie dough balls out of the freezer and place them in a preheated oven and bake them 3-4 minutes longer than the usual baking time.