What is the most classic American treat besides apple pie? Chocolate chip cookies! For years, I tried recipe after recipe and could not find that WOW chocolate chip cookie one. Mine were just OK. Good, but nothing to brag about.
When I went to work as a chemist at my first job after college, I found what I was seeking. At a fundraiser, they were auctioning off some chocolate chip cookies that a co-worker, Joyce, made. The bidding on these cookies was insane. I think someone gave $90 for a plate of cookies!
I had to ask why those cookies were so popular. Well, I got to try one and I quickly found out why. I don’t even like chocolate chip cookies, but I will eat a dozen of these. They were so yummy and I was so excited to ask Joyce for the recipe.
One problem. Joyce doesn’t share that recipe. What?! The injustice! I made her pinky promise to give it to me one day.
Flash forward three years. It was my last day working there as I had taken a new job so I could move when we bought our first house. Greeting me when I walked through my office door was this recipe sitting prominently on my desk. Hallelujah!
Ever since then, I have been baking these bad boys and taking all the praise! I’m dying to share them with you. You will notice, there isn’t anything strange or surprising in these cookies. Give em a shot, because I know you will love them to!
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What you need for Chocolate Chip Cookies
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 cup softened butter
- 1 egg
- 2 ¼ cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 12 oz. bag of chocolate chips
How to make Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Cream together brown sugar, sugar, butter and egg. Stir until smooth with very little lumps.
- Mix in baking soda and salt, then stir in flour a cup at a time.
- Fold chocolate chips into the batter.
- Use a cookie scooper or roll into balls and space out on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8-11 minutes until the top loses the shine or the bottom begins to turn dark.
So, don’t tell Joyce I shared her secret chocolate chip cookie recipe, OK? If you are in the mood for cookies, check out my Sugar Glazed Lemon Cookies and my Shortbread Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting! Do you have an awesome cookie recipe that we all need? Please share it with us in the comments below. You can also send any comments or questions to me at [email protected]. Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss a thing here at ethelruth.com. I’ll deliver weekly straight to your inbox! See you next time!