My Favorite Chocolate Cookie Recipe Ever and Where I Like to Get my Aprons
Updated: Aug 4, 2020
When I tell you that you need this recipe I am not kidding. I've been baking these for years now and always make a batch to give to my friends at school on their birthdays. They love them! You will too. If you've only ever made the recipe on the back of the box you need to give this a go for me.
1 cup butter, softened (I'm not that strict on the whole softening thing, never been that patient. I always cut my stick of butter into cubes though)
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons hot water
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups of all-purpose flour
2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (now I mostly leave these out after once making them for a friend of mine not thinking about the fact that she was allergic to nuts, but if I knew they were just for me I would add them)
What to Do:
350 Degrees - 10 to 14 Minutes
First, cream the softened butter and sugars together using an electric mixer. Next, beat in one egg at a time. Add in your vanilla. At this point, I would probably go ahead and preheat my oven to 350 degrees. Next, dissolve your baking soda in the hot water and add that to the batter with your salt. Add in the flour, one cup at a time. Now, add in your chocolate chips and nuts if you're using them. Grab a good-sized amount of batter and shape your cookies into balls. Make sure you leave a good amount of space between each. These tend to spread out in my experience! Then pop those suckers in the oven, maybe catch some of the nightly news or do the dishes while you wait. If you have a newer oven, check them at around 10 minutes. Mine is on the older side, so I'll go for 12 before deciding if I want to leave them in any longer. Take the pan out and put it on a cooling rack. Leave them alone for around seven minutes. I like to let them firm up on the sheet! I like to use a metal spatula to take them off and that's it. Best chocolate chip cookies you'll ever eat.
I'm pretty sure got this apron at Anthropologie a few years back. Don't hold me to that though! I either got it there or almost bought one of theirs. They have the cutest aprons!