Chewy on the inside with just the right amount of firmness, sweetness, and chocolate chips spread throughout this chocolate chip cookie recipe is easy, delicious, and straight to the point.
Prep Time 8minutes
Cook Time 12minutes
Total Time 30minutes
2cupsUnbleached all-purpose flour plus 2 tbsp more of flour
1/2 tspFine sea salt
12 tbsp(1.5 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled until warm (not hot)
1cupPacked brown sugar (I recommend ½ cup light and ½ cup dark)
1largeEgg plus 1 large egg yolk
1 ½cupsChocolate chips I recommend ¾ cup semisweet chips and ¾ cup dark chocolate chips (I use 72% cacao)
1tbspCoarse salt for topping, optinal
Adjust the oven racks to the upper- and lower-middle positions and heat the oven to 325 degrees.
Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or spray them with nonstick cooking spray.
Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, or electric hand mixer, mix the butter and all sugars together until thoroughly blended. Beat in the egg, yolk, and vanilla until combined.
Add the dry ingredients and beat at a low speed just until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed throughout.
Roll the dough into balls using around ¼ cup of dough for each ball. Hold the dough ball with the fingertips of both hands and pull into two equal halves. Rotate the halves 90 degrees, and with the jagged surfaces facing up, join the halves together at their base, again forming a single ball – being careful not to smooth the dough’s uneven surface. Place the formed dough balls on the prepared baking sheets, jagged surface up, spacing them appx 2.5” apart.
Place the baking sheets in the oven. Rotate them from top to bottom, front to back, at 8 minutes. Bake until the cookies are light golden brown and the outer edges start to harden yet the centers are still soft and puffy, a total of 15 to 18 minutes (7 to 10 additional minutes after rotation).
Remove from the oven. Let cool for 5 minutes, and sprinkle with coarse salt. Let cool additional 10 minutes and remove to a cooling rack to finish.