“C is for Cookie, that’s good enough for me!”
I know, I know… everyone and their dog claims to be the best, but if the speed at which these cookies disappear in my household is any indication, these cookies probably ARE the best. Super chocolatey, soft, and they just melt in your mouth. They are fabulous with milk, and you can’t eat just one. It’s a proven fact! Store bought cookies? No, thank you. Try this recipe, you’ll see how easy to make and yummy these are!
The Best Chocolate Cookies Ever
1 1/3 cups of unsalted butter, softened (DO NOT use Crisco. I will find you and take all your Crisco away!)
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla extract or vanilla sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup of cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup milk
1 cup chocolate chips (you can also use chocolate chunks, nuts, M&M’s, etc. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips and white chocolate chunks for these)
-preheat oven to 350 F
-combine butter, sugars, and vanilla in large bowl and beat with mixer on low speed until creamy
-add eggs and beat well
-combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt and stir until well blended. Add slowly to butter and sugar mixture, alternating with milk. Keep beating until everything is just blended and smooth. Feel the dough, and if too sticky add a bit more flour.
-stir in chocolate chips, or whatever you are using
-shape into balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Leave a bit of space between each cookie to allow room for spreading.
-bake for 10-12 minutes, until just done on the bottom. Cookies will still be soft and moist when they leave the oven, but will firm up as they cool. I will also mention here that they are absolutely delicious warm from the oven. Mmm!
-this recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies if you use about 2 tbsp of dough for each cookie, or about 6 dozen cookies if you use about 1 tbsp of dough for each cookie. They keep well in a covered container (if they last longer than a day!) and the recipe can be easily doubled or tripled if you are planning to feed a crowd, or planning to give up all other food and live on cookies. Which might not be such a bad idea….
Have a sugarrific day!