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Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe by 2sistersrecipes.com

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Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe is soft, chewy, melt-in-your-mouth, and loaded with gooey chocolate chips with every bite!  Yep, this is that cookie!  And what better way to show some love to your loved ones with a fresh batch of soft chocolate chip cookies.

 

It’s been a while since we made some cookies.  Who doesn’t love a moist, chewy chocolate chip cookie, right? 

And when chocolate chip cookies are this good, why bother buying the box!   

You’ll love the fact that it’s one of those simple, one-bowl recipes.  And with 10 minutes needed to whip up and 10 minutes to bake …what could be better?

So, when my daughter Lizzy wanted chocolate chip cookies, I decided to revamp one of my old recipes and added an additional ingredient to the mix. 

The secret ingredient is what makes these cookies taste even better than before.

Can you guess the secret ingredient?

 

 

 

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe by 2sistersrecipes.com  

 

This ingredient helps give these cookies a punch more flavor to the chocolate chips.

Still, guessing? 

Give up? 

The secret ingredient is adding in a little instant coffee to the mix.  Yep, instant coffee gives a punch more flavor to these cookies.   

In addition,  I decided to reduce some of the sugar and lower the temperature of the oven.  Then slow baked them until their tops slightly flattened.   

And, as always – baking homemade cookies will always convey the message, I love you.  

 

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe is easy to make and quick to bake; so why bother buying a box?!  … right? ๐Ÿ™‚

These chocolate chip cookies turned out delicious tasting!  Soft, chewy, and with the right balance of sweetness and chocolate flavor, just the way we want them to be. 

Not overly salty, nor too sweet, just perfect!

Well, with that said … I think you’ll have to make these cookies!  ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

Few NOTES and TIPS! 

  • If you prefer, you can use mini chocolate chips, about 1 + 1/2 cups should be sufficient. 

  • Instant espresso coffee will enhance the flavor of chocolate in these cookies.  No worries, you will not taste the flavor of coffee in them.  I promise.

  • I prefer the Medaglia D’oro Instant Espresso Coffee, but you can use any instant coffee with this recipe.

  • Keep in mind, the cookie dough will be very soft and sticky.  So, if you prefer, you can place the bowl into the refrigerator for 10 minutes to harden before you bake.  When working with soft cookie dough, it’s best to use two teaspoons to help you drop them onto each baking sheet.

  • It’s best not to over bake these cookies unless you prefer them to be crispy and crunchy.  And that’s ok too.  So keep an eye on them while baking for softer-chewy cookies.  

  • Best to eat them warm, when the chocolate chips are warm and gooey. 

  • Perfect to serve with a cup of coffee or tea, as a snack, or when you’re craving something sweet.  A keeper for sure!

 

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe by 2sistersrecipes.com

A Fun Fact! 

Did you know the chocolate chip cookie was created by accident? 

In the 1930s, Ms. Ruth Wakefield, owner of the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts, added broken chocolate bar pieces into her cookie batter thinking that they would melt.  Instead, the classic chocolate chip cookie was born!  Cool huh?!

For more fun facts about the chocolate chip cookie, click HERE

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe by 2sistersrecipes.com

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Yield: 3 to 4 dozen

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe is soft, chewy, loaded with gooey chocolate chips and it melts in your mouth with every bite!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 13 Tbsp. unsalted butter - melted
  • 1 + 1/2 cups (packed) dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. instant espresso coffee
  • 2 cups + 1 Tbsp. unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • 1 + 3/4 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 325 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat melted butter with both sugars, brown and white sugar. Then beat in 2 eggs.
  3. Beat in vanilla, baking soda, salt, and 2 teaspoons of instant espresso coffee. Then beat in the flour, one cup at a time. The cookies dough will be very soft and sticky.
  4. With a large wooden spoon, fold in the chocolate chips. Now you can place the mixing bowl with cookie dough into the refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow the dough to harden a bit. In the meantime, you can clean up.
  5. Using two teaspoons to drop cookie dough on to two ungreased baking sheets.
  6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the cookies are golden around the edges. For larger cookies, bake for 12 to 14 minutes. It's best to underbake them by 1 minute. Keep in mind, all ovens vary, and cookies may need longer baking time, depending on the size you choose to make.
  7. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack for a few minutes. Then transfer to a large sealed-container and store at room temperature.
  8. Yields: 42 to 45 cookies

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe by 2sistersrecipes.com

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Happy Baking!   ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Thanks for stopping by!  

 xo Anna and Liz

 

 

 

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Karen (Back Road Journal)
    August 9, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    A chocolate chip cookie never fails to bring a smile to my face and these sound perfect.

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      August 10, 2020 at 8:39 pm

      So true, Karen! Thanks so much…. have a great week!

  • Reply
    Susan
    August 6, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    I was wishing I had a cookie so much this afternoon! Time to get out the chocolate chips! I love the espresso powder addition.

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      August 6, 2020 at 10:52 pm

      Thanks, Susan! Have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    sherry
    August 6, 2020 at 7:57 am

    i love that you have a big amount of choc chips in these. the more the merrier i say ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      August 6, 2020 at 10:37 pm

      I feel the same way, the more the better! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much, Sherry!

  • Reply
    Karen Anderson
    August 4, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    “In a large mixing bowl, beat melted butter with brown sugar. Then beat in 2 eggs.” Does the white sugar go in with the brown sugar?

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      August 5, 2020 at 8:30 am

      Yes, did I miss that in my recipe? I will go in and edit that part. Thanks, Karen!

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