If there is one recipe I’ll have memorized until the day I die, it’s this one. Over and over, week after week, I’ve baked these tasty little morsels. They began their life as a childhood rewards program… for vegetables eaten, chores completed, extra good behavior. No judging please — it worked, even with broccoli!
My child is a teenager now. But they’re still on the weekly baking schedule.
It’s just one of those staples the guys ask for time and again for brown bags, basketball tournaments, picnics … or just simply as a comfort food, any season, 12 months of the year.
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour (somewhat rounded in measuring cup)
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar together in stand mixer until creamy. Add brown sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth and fluffy.
Add flours, baking soda and salt. Blend until it begins to come together and add chocolate chips. Continue mixing until it is just thoroughly mixed.
Bake 375 degrees for 11-12 minutes, depending on size of your cookie. Mine are usually quite large.