The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

I wished you a happy New Year and promised to not talk to you until 2015 ended, but yet here I am again. The reason? Cookies. Chocolate Chip Cookies. I finally found the perfect combination of crunchy-on-the-outside and chewy-on-the-inside cookies and I could not wait to share them with you! Plus, I figured you all had plans to cut out sugar or something like that in 2016, so I wanted to catch you before that happened. So bake these cookies. Hurry, you only have like three days before you have to do that diet thing.

THE BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES EVER

  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup salted butter , softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (Trader Joe's are my favorite.) 

Combine the flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl. In a separate bowl combine the butter, sugars, and vanilla. Add in the egg and egg yolk to the butter and sugar mixture. Combine. Add in the dry ingredient mixture. Combine. Stir in the chocolate chips until well combined. Place the dough in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Scoop tablespoons of dough onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until cookies are golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. 

Happy New Year to you {again}!