My DS, Ben, helped me make these cookies last weekend. He's really getting pretty good at measuring and mixing.
I found this recipe in my Allrecipes.com Easy Everyday Favorites cookbook. I just have to say, I've tried many chocolate chip cookie recipes, but this is by far the best I've ever tried. They really are big, fat cookies. They stay fat even after you cook them. Some cookies seem to cook flat and crispy, no matter how big you make them. But these are great!
Here is the recipe:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1.Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
2.Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
3.In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
4.Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
You can also find the recipe on allrecipes.com at this link:
We added M&M's to them too - because everything's better with M&M's, right?