Is there anything better than the perfect chocolate chip cookie?  Not in my book.

I searched, baked, and tasted for years before I finally found my perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe, but when I did it was totally worth it.

I wanted the perfect combination of chewy and gooey, salty and sweet, basically like refrigerated cookie dough.  It’s a lot harder than it sounds, though.  You have to find the right combination of brown sugar and white sugar, butter, flour, and egg.  It took a lot of really tasty practice and research, but I came up with my own recipe for what, I think, is the perfect cookie.

Chocolate chip cookies (makes about 18-24)

  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1/2 +1/8 c wheat flour
  • 1/2 c white flour
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1/8 c sugar
  • 1 1/8 c brown sugar
  • 1/2 egg + 1/2 yolk
  • 3/4 t vanilla
  • 1 c chocolate chip

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Melt butter and cream with sugars.  Sift together flour, salt, and baking soda in a separate bowl.  Add egg and vanilla to creamed mixture.  Slowly incorporate sifted dry ingredients.  Stir in chocolate chips and chill dough for 30 minutes.

Scoop tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheet, and bake 7-8 minutes, until cookies are slightly golden.