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That's right. These cookies are SO GOOD they got me a boyfriend. I may or may not have broken up with him 18 hours later...but my overwhelming fear of emotional connection is not what we are talking about here. That is another conversation for another day. Today, we are talking about the fact that these cookies are SO AMAZING they actually convinced some nice boy that he wanted to be my boyfriend.
Was he envisioning our relationship to be longer than half a day? Probably. But with my anxiety, I would argue he came out the winner here.
At this point in my life, I think it is safe to say I am not only an expert chocolate chip cookie eater, but I also know my stuff when it comes to baking them. And I am here to tell you, this recipe is a real winner. They are very similar to the tried and true Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies. I posted almost 6 years ago, but with a couple IMPORTANT updates...
Here they are:
1. Chopping the chocolate chips: I did an Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Test to see what makes the best cookie - chips, chunks or shavings . Shavings won out because they give you little tiny flecks of chocolate throughout the entire cookie without loosing those big chunks of chocolate everyone loves. But, because shaving chocolate is annoying AF, I decided to make it easier on you guys. You can still use the regular chocolate chips, just take 1/3 cup out and chop them up before you put them into the dough. This will give you the amazing flake/chunk combo in every single bite. #winning
2. Dough formation: I know it sounds silly, but do NOT skip this step. It's very important (and very easy). You are going to roll the dough into a ball and then pull it apart to make two equal halves. Each half will have what I like to call a "craggly" side. Put one craggly side down onto the baking sheet and then lightly push the other half on top of it with the craggly side facing up. Make sure you press down hard enough that the top half does not fall over in the oven. You can see how they should look in the picture below.
And that's it! Two very simple improvements and you got yourself some cookies good enough to win over any man (or woman) you want!
I am not going to go as far as saying these cookies are magic...but they are pretty darn close. And even if the magic only last 18 hours...I still think it 's worth it.
*Makes 20 Cookies
I love these! The only problem I seem to have is that my cookies always flatten out. Do you have any tips on that?
Hi Denise! I am so glad you like them! I do have a few suggestions. 1. Line your baking sheet 2.Make sure you have an oven thermometer to make sure your oven is at the right temperature. 3.Make sure you are baking the cookies on the middle rack. 4.You can also try freezing your cookie dough balls for 5-10 minutes before you place them in oven. Hopefully those will help!
wow! I've tried countless chocolate chip cookie recipes, and I definitely found my favorite!! These are amazing Lindsay!
This makes me SO happy! I'm so glad you like them as much as I do!
Hello, I was just wondering if I can make these with a hand mixer or by hand?
Hello Raye! Personally...I always like to use a mixer to make sure the butter and sugars and well combined. But, because the butter is melted in this recipe, it is totally possible to use your hands and still get some amazing cookies!
Just made these and they're quite good! They're probably the chewiest chocolate chip cookie I've ever made. One thing, though.... the gram measurement for the flour is off. I love it when people use weights along w/ the cups, etc., but 2 cups of flour is closer to 240. I didn't check the others because it was too late, but this one was obvious when I was adding it to the bowl. Funny blog :)
They really are the chewiest chocolate chip cookies! I love them. And thanks so much for letting me know about the grams. I will fix it!
"Craggly." Totally best made-up word ever! Can't wait to try these.
You have been warned...they are VERY addicting!
Linds, you’ve made me laugh my ass off!!!!!
Haha because you know how true it is!