It’s branding season and as a guest/worker I always like to bring something to contribute for the meal. The items I bring vary with who’s branding we’re going to, sometimes it’s a side dish or main dish, but mostly I bring dessert. I have a sweet tooth and LOVE to bake! These are some of my favorite cookies! Baked up a quick batch this last weekend when we had a last minute invite to a friends branding… I didn’t make enough…. 6 dozen GONE in like 10 minutes, and that was with the adults fighting the kids for them!
Supper Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies!
- 14 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour + a few extra tablespoons, see ** in directions below–I used 2 extra tablespoons
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt or sea salt
- 3 cups chocolate chips ( any variation of chocolate chips or chocolate chunks)
Preheat the oven to 350 and line a few trays with baking paper or spray with non-stick spray.
In a metal bowl, place the butter inside the bowl and place in the preheating oven.
Leave it just for a few minutes, until the butter starts to melt around the outside (approx 1/2 of the butter melted). Take out of oven to cool.
Once the butter has cooled, add both sugars and beat with a mixer until light and fluffy.
Add the vanilla and eggs, beating between each addition just until mixed.
Add the flour, baking soda and salt or sea salt and beat on a low speed, just until combined.
**If needed, add more flour, a tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together in a ball and not sticking to the sides of the bowl.
Fold in the chocolate chips until just incorporated.
Use an ice cream or cookie scoop (1/4 cup for large, 1.5 tablespoons for medium) and drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, allowing room for spreading. Pat down cookies just a little and press additional chocolate chips on top of cookie dough if desired.
Bake one tray of cookies at a time, for 10-12 minutes for large, 8-9 for small. Don’t over-bake and allow to cool on wire rack.
Makes 1 dozen large or 2 dozen small cookies.
Store cookies in air-tight container.
I used 1 cup Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, 1 cup Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Chips, and 1 cup 60% Ghirardelli Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips in my recipe.