The Best Cookies Ever

Ingredients

Main Ingredients

  • 200 grams (1 cup) unsalted butter
  • 250 grams (1.25 cups) brown sugar
  • 130 grams (0.75 cups) white sugar
  • 430 grams (3.5 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 chocolate bar, chopped

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls

    You'll need a few sizes to handle various ingredients. Pro tip: Use separate bowls for wet and dry ingredients to mix more efficiently.

  • Measuring Cups & Spoons

    Accuracy is key in baking. Make sure to level off your measurements for consistency.

  • Baking Sheet

    Opt for a high-quality, non-stick baking sheet to ensure even baking and easy cookie removal.

  • Parchment Paper

    Line your baking sheet with parchment paper to prevent cookies from sticking and to speed up cleanup.

  • Cooling Rack

    Allows the cookies to cool evenly and prevents them from becoming soggy.

  • Spoon or Scooper

    For forming perfectly sized dough balls. A cookie scoop works wonders for uniformity.

Instructions

Step 1

Preparation

Melt the butter and mix with the sugars.
Gradually add the flour in two parts and fold in the chocolate pieces.

Step 2

Shaping and Chilling

Form large dough balls and place them on a baking sheet.
Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or freeze for 20 minutes.

Step 3

Baking

Preheat the oven to 200°C (390°F).
Bake the cookies for 15 minutes.

Servings

These cookies are versatile and can be enjoyed in so many luscious ways. Here are some mouth-watering suggestions to elevate your cookie experience:

  • Cookie Sandwiches: 🌿 Get a couple of your freshly baked cookies and sandwich some vanilla ice cream between them. Voila, homemade ice cream sandwiches! 🍨
  • With Milk: 🥛Nothing beats the classic combo of warm, melty chocolate chip cookies with a cold glass of milk. Perfect for dunking! 🥛
  • Crumbled Over Desserts: 🍨 Crumble these cookies over your favorite ice cream or pudding for an added crunch and burst of flavor. 🍦
  • Gift Boxes: 🎁 Pack these cookies beautifully and give them as homemade gifts. Who wouldn't love a sweet surprise? 🎀

Variations

Want to cater to specific dietary needs? No worries! Here are some delicious gluten-free and vegan variations for this recipe:

  • Gluten-Free: 🌾 Substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend. Ensure your baking soda and other ingredients are certified gluten-free. The rest of the method remains the same! 🍪
  • Vegan: 🌱 Replace the butter with a plant-based margarine or coconut oil. As for the eggs, a flaxseed egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons water, let sit for 15 minutes) works perfectly. Choose a vegan chocolate bar to chop up for those delicious chunks. 🥥

Faq

  • Can I use margarine instead of butter?

    Yes, you can. However, it may slightly alter the texture and flavor of your cookies.

  • Why do I need to refrigerate the dough?

    Chilling the dough helps to solidify the fat in the cookies, leading to thicker, chewier cookies that spread less during baking.

  • Can I add nuts or other mix-ins?

    Definitely! Feel free to add your favorite nuts, dried fruits, or even candies to the dough for a personalized twist.

  • How do I store these cookies?

    Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. You can also freeze the dough balls and bake them fresh as needed.

  • Can I double this recipe?

    Yes, doubling the recipe is a great idea if you need a larger batch. Just make sure to mix everything thoroughly to ensure consistent texture and flavor.

  • What’s the best way to get even-sized cookies?

    Using a cookie scoop or ice cream scoop can help make sure your cookies are uniform in size, which ensures even baking.

Nutrition facts

The Best Cookies Ever
Recipe Yield:20 cookies
Calories:Approx 225 calories per cookie
Calories (Min - Max):200 - 250
Total Fat:12g
Saturated Fat:7g
Protein:2g
Total Carbohydrate:28g
Total Sugars:18g