The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

*These Chocolate Chip Cookies are seriously the best version of this classic treat! They’re flavored with plenty of browned butter, brown sugar, and vanilla, and are loaded with semisweet chocolate chips.*

These Chocolate Chip Cookies - with plenty of browned butter, vanilla extract, and semisweet chocolate - are truly the best version of this classic treat! | The Millennial Cook #cookies #chocolate #chocolatechipcookies

The big day has come!! As you read this, I am literally in the air flying to Shanghai! Wow, I could not be more excited. We’ll be in Shanghai for about a week, before heading to Thailand for a bit of a beach getaway. I’m hoping to pop in here and there to share some travel stories and tidbits with you, and I’ve got recipes planned out and scheduled for the next couple weeks, so don’t worry – I’ll still be around! But I’m also looking forward to taking a break from normal work, exploring the hell out of Shanghai, and totally relaxing in warm, tropical Thailand.

These Chocolate Chip Cookies - with plenty of browned butter, vanilla extract, and semisweet chocolate - are truly the best version of this classic treat! | The Millennial Cook #cookies #chocolate #chocolatechipcookies

These Chocolate Chip Cookies - with plenty of browned butter, vanilla extract, and semisweet chocolate - are truly the best version of this classic treat! | The Millennial Cook #cookies #chocolate #chocolatechipcookies

Ok, let’s jump straight to these delicious chocolate chip cookies, because I’ve spent years perfecting them. Yes, literally, years. One summer, I made it my goal to create the perfect chocolate chip cookie, and I spent hours researching all sorts of different techniques. Across the internet you’ll find cookie recipes with butter, sugar, flour, and chocolate in such a wide variety of ratios, it’s impossible to keep them all straight! Some people argue that large chunks of the best bitter chocolate is a necessity, while others stick with plain old Nestle chips. After many, many rounds of testing and so much cookie sampling, I figured out what works best for me: browning the butter, whipping the white sugar and the eggs until super light, and chilling the dough for twenty four hours before baking. Yes, you’ll have to wait a while for optimal results – I promise, it’s totally worth it.

These Chocolate Chip Cookies - with plenty of browned butter, vanilla extract, and semisweet chocolate - are truly the best version of this classic treat! | The Millennial Cook #cookies #chocolate #chocolatechipcookies

These cookies are crisp and chewy on the outside, while perfectly soft in the center. They’re rich with nutty browned butter and plenty of chocolate. They maintain that just-under-baked deliciousness, even once they’ve cooled. Best of all – they’re easy to make. After all, I already did all the hard work, and you guys get to reap the rewards, by way of this foolproof, outstanding cookie recipe!

These Chocolate Chip Cookies - with plenty of browned butter, vanilla extract, and semisweet chocolate - are truly the best version of this classic treat! | The Millennial Cook #cookies #chocolate #chocolatechipcookies

These Chocolate Chip Cookies - with plenty of browned butter, vanilla extract, and semisweet chocolate - are truly the best version of this classic treat! | The Millennial Cook #cookies #chocolate #chocolatechipcookies

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Servings: 24 cookies
  • Difficulty: Easy
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These Chocolate Chip Cookies are seriously the best version of this classic treat! They're flavored with plenty of browned butter, brown sugar, and vanilla, and are loaded with semisweet chocolate chips.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • coarse sea salt

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Let cook, swirling pan occasionally to avoid burning, until fragrant and browned, about five minutes.
  2. Transfer browned butter to a large bowl. Place in the fridge and let sit, stirring regularly, until it reaches the consistency of softened butter, about thirty minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  4. In another small bowl, whisk together eggs and white sugar until the mixture is pale yellow and falls from the whisk in thick ribbons.
  5. When the butter is cool, add brown sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  6. Beat in egg mixture, then vanilla extract.
  7. Add flour mixture and lightly fold together until is it partially incorporated.
  8. Add chocolate chips and continue folding until just combined.
  9. Cover and place in the fridge for at least eight hours but preferably overnight.
  10. Before baking, preheat oven to 350°. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  11. Scoop rounded tablespoons of dough and place on prepared sheets. Sprinkle with coarse salt.
  12. Bake until lightly golden brown around the edges, about ten minutes.
  13. Let cool until set before eating.

These Chocolate Chip Cookies - with plenty of browned butter, vanilla extract, and semisweet chocolate - are truly the best version of this classic treat! | The Millennial Cook #cookies #chocolate #chocolatechipcookies

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