My sister-in-law is a total BADASS baker. About three years ago I tasted her epic chocolate chip cookies and totally fell in love. These really are the best ever chocolate cookies!
Her recipe came in handy when I moved to the UK and started having American dessert withdrawal. Now don't get me wrong UK, I am sometimes ok with attempting to eat your jelly desserts (oh I am sorry, puddings!), sponge cakes, and meringues but for the most part, I would trade these for American desserts ANY DAY. There is something so great about American cookies and cakes and the astonishing amount of butter and sugar we use. To keep me sane I make this recipe in the house all the time.
- 1 cup (227 grams) room temperature butter
- 1 cup (200 grams) brown sugar (light)
- 1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs at room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 2 1/2 cups (300 gram) flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups desired chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C). Combine the wet ingredients together including butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla, and almond extract. Blend until smooth/creamy. Add in dry ingredients of flour, salt, baking soda about half a cup at a time, making sure it is well blended each time.
Once everything is totally mixed fold in desired chocolate chips. Living in the UK they only sell small bags of chocolate chips in the baking aisle. I use Tesco brand white and dark chocolate chips. Cover the dough and chill for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.
Butter the bottom of your baking tray and cover with baking parchment. Take your dough and make heaping tablespoon-sized dots on the sheet. My baking tray fits about 6 cookies. Bake in the oven for 9 minutes. Repeat until dough is all used.