I was once like you, right now, reading blogs from blogs in pursuit of the best cookie you could possibly bake. Yes. Ever since I got married and have a cute little son, I have never been so meticulous in looking up recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snacks! (I don’t even cook or bake before marriage!)
After all the research and experiments of making cookies, after all those burnt and uncooked ones who sacrificed themselves for the greater good, I finally found the recipe for the best cookie ever! I just made some adjustments here and there and fired up the oven.
Why I love this cookie recipe?
It’s crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. This is exactly how I want my cookie – so addictive!!! I was never a fan of those hard crispy cookies or even the cakey ones. That is why I tried so many recipes from the internet, and experiment on what works best for me – crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside! This cookie is a hit too for our visitors so I always make sure I have some kept in an airtight container.
You can make this as your base recipe and feel free to experiment on the mix you want to put in. This recipe here is a dark chocolate chip cookie but I also love making it these with raw almonds! Sky is the limit really. One time I used Oreo cookies instead of the chocolate chips and it was heavenly!
I’m not going to make this post long. Below is how I make my chocolate chip cookie!
- 1 stick/110gm of unsalted butter(room temperature)
- ½ cup of granulated sugar
- ½ cup of light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 ¾ cup of all purpose flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup of chocolate chips (I always prefer dark chocolates. It somehow balances the sweetness.) * You can replace chocolate chips with any other mix you want like almonds, walnuts, etc.
- In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light using a mixer or just a wooden spoon
- Add in the egg and vanilla extract
- In a separate bowl, mix in all purpose flour and baking soda until its evenly combined.
- Mix in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until the the flour is combined (do not overmix). I usually just mix them with wooden spoon.
- Around this time, you can add chocolate chips and just mix them in.
- Scoop about at least a tablespoon, roll the dough using your hand and place them on the baking tray lined with baking paper. Make sure there is a gap between each dough, at least 2 inches apart, as they will spread out.
- Bake them in a preheated oven at 190°c for at least 7 to 10 minutes or until the edge of the cookies started to turn brown.
- Take them out of the oven and let it sit on the tray for few minutes before transferring them to the cooling rack.
- Best served with milk! Yum!
Take note: The common mistakes beginner (literally beginners) cookie bakers do: the cookies will still be soft when you take them out of the oven and that’s how it should be so don’t be alarmed. It will harden as it cools down.
PS: I prefer eating my cookie the day after baking. I am not sure why they taste better the next day but in my experience, the flavor seems to come out beautifully overnight.