In celebration of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, we wanted to entice you to make this simple, yet decadent dessert. But first, a little history…
Did you know the chocolate chip cookie was created by accident in Boston? Ruth Wakefield was preparing her traditional butter cookies at the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts, when she decided on a whim to add pieces of a chocolate bar to her dough. Wakefield expected the chocolate to melt into the dough, but instead it held its shape! The cookie was an instant hit, obviously!! Soon after in 1939, Nestle began selling bags of chocolate chips for bakers to use at home.
Below, we’ve found an easy and tasty step by step recipe for making your own chocolate chip cookies. We hope you enjoy! Make sure to tweet us your yummy pics @nubry before you gobble these little scrumptious cookies up!
How To Make Chewy Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies:
1 stick unsalted butter
¾ cup packed brown sugar
¾ cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
12 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
¾ tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Melt butter in a microwave safe container. While the butter cools, combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
Combine butter with remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Be careful not to overmix the wet ingredients! They should be just combined. Stir the chocolate chips into your wet ingredients. Dump dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon. Do not overmix! Again, ingredients should be just blended. We’ve found that overmixing leads to flat cookies, and when done right, these cookies are dense and fluffy.
Using a cookie scoop, spoon, or your hands, make 1.5-inch balls of dough, and drop them on the cookie sheet.
Cook for 10-12 minutes. After removing from oven, allow to cool for 1-2 minutes, and then move to a cooling rack.
And there you have it: the most amazing chocolate chip cookies ever!
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