I think every good cookie platter should include a delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie. So when I saw Alice’s Best EVER chocolate chip cookie recipe, I decided to make it my week #2 cookie for my 12 weeks of Christmas Cookies.
Alice bragged on her blog, Savory Sweet Life, that her cookies were “all that and a bag of pretzels.” Declaring them the best chocolate chip cookie EVER. Her secret is to use more brown sugar giving it more “caramel type chewiness and more depth than the traditional Toll House type of recipe.”
So is it the best chocolate chip cookie EVER? I put the question to my family and they all said it’s good, but it’s not as good as your chocolate chip cookie recipe. By that they mean Martha Stewart’s Oatmeal Toffee Cookies, which are loaded with chocolate chips, toffee, oatmeal and dried cherries and not really a fair comparison. But it definitely is a delicious chocolate chip cookie and will make a great addition to my cookie platter! Thanks Alice!
Be sure and stop by Megan’s from Megan’s Cooking, April’s from Abbys Sweets, and Megan’s from My Baking Adventures to see their week #2 cookies. Only 11 weeks until Christmas!
Alice’s Best EVER Chocolate Chip Cookie
- 2 sticks of salted butter softened
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 cups 12 oz all-purpose flour *If at all possible, please weigh the flour (I used 1 oz more flour for high altitude baking)
- 1 tsp. smallish-medium coarse sea salt *please do not use table salt the sea salt gives the cookies a nice flavor and hints of texture.(I thought it was a little salty and would use less salt next time)
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
- 2 cups/16 oz of semi-sweet chocolate chips *I use Nestle Toll-House
- Preheat oven to 360 degrees.
- Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar until it is nice and fluffy (approx. 5 minutes on medium speed on a K-5). Add both eggs and vanilla and beat for an additional 2 minutes. Add baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour until cookie batter is fully incorporated. Finally add chocolate chips until well distributed. The cookie batter should be somewhat thick. Drop about 2 tablespoons of dough or use a medium cookie scoop and plop the batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges are nice and golden brown. Remove from heat and allow the cookies to stay on the cookie sheet for an additional 2 minutes. Pick up the parchment paper with the cookies still on top and transfer to a cool non-porous surface. Allow the cookies to cool on the paper for at least 3 minutes before serving
I just made these cookies and they were really delish! My cookies didn’t flatten out much and were quite puffy though (user error as I haven’t baked in a long time!). I did weigh the flour at 12oz so any idea what else it could be? I noticed she now has the flour at 2 3/4 cups, but still lists the oz as 12, so I’m confused! TIA!
Hi Lori – thanks for the comment. Interesting that she change the recipe. Here’s a good chart https://www.kingarthurflour.com/learn/ingredient-weight-chart.html According to the chart 3 cups would be 12 and 3/4’s ounce – so I assume that’s why she reduce the flour to 2 3/4’s cup. Next time you can try using less flour and see if the cookies are more to your liking.
Thanks so much for getting back to me! I get it, although stil a bit confused. I made the recipe mostly because I figured I couldn’t mess It up since the flour is weighed, but I guess I was wrong!
I guess I will try 11oz and see how that works. Thanks again
I am always looking for a good Chocolate Chip cookie!
The Blonde Duck
We are chocolate chip cookie twinkies!
Cookie baker Lynn
There's always room for another chocolate chip cookie recipe! These are going in my cookie jar soon.
Barbara, these cookies look delicious…nothing better than fresh homemade chocolate chip cookies!
I am always ready for a warm chocolate chip cookie!
Sweet and Savory
I think I have the best chocolate chip cookies at Sweet and Savory Says it All. Although, this recipe has more brown sugar which is very goooood.
Julie @ Willow Bird Baking
Mmm, they look delicious, but it's always nice to get the fam's vote of confidence that yours are *really* the best!
Mmm, cookies! If you are having trouble deciding on the best.. I can come over and help you eat the cookies!
They look terrific and so does your coconut zucchini bread! Yum!
They sure do look perfect! I love cookies of all types, kinda hard to choose a favorite 🙂
I think there isn't really a "bad" cookie out there! They look yum!
Hi Barbara, thanks for the mention. The Martha Stewart cookies sound ridiculously good too.. will have to make those!
So hard to find "the" perfect cookie, isn't it? But the research sure is fun!
these look good but now I really want to try your oatmeal toffee cookies!!!!!!!!!!!
They look like the perfect cc cookie!! I'm interested in your version with the toffee-yum!! Chocolate chip with toffee is one of my personal favorites. I'm excited to join up in the 12 weeks of christmas cookies. Not sure what I'm going to make for this week, but isnt' that the fun of it?