From gooey to crispy to chewy— what counts as the BEST cookie varies from person to person. But one thing is clear: a good chocolate chip cookie is one of the best things to nibble on any time of the year. Add a glass of milk, and with each bite, let your childhood memories go wild.
As an extra special treat for your grandkids, spoon a dollop of ice cream* between two freshly baked cooled cookies to create a custom ice cream sandwich just for them. You will see the delight in the sparkle of their eyes!
Servings: 8 | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips + ½ cup for placing on top
- Preheat your oven to 350°F.
- Combine the baking soda, flour, and salt in a mixing bowl and set it aside.
- In another bowl, with a mixer, beat the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until it is creamy.
- Add the vanilla and egg and beat the mixture until blended.
- Slowly add in the flour mixture, beating to combine all ingredients.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Use a 1 tablespoon scoop or measuring spoon to place dough onto a cookie sheet evenly. For a bakery look, add a few extra chocolate chips on top of each scoop of cookie dough.
- Bake for 9–11 minutes, then let the cookies cool for 2 minutes.
- Move the cookies onto a cooling rack and let them cool completely.
*If anyone in your family is lactose intolerant or dairy-free, substitute the ice cream with a milk alternative.