Instructions

1.Preheat oven to 360 degrees. Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar until it is nice and fluffy (approx. 3 minutes on medium-high speed on a K-5).

2.Add both eggs and vanilla and beat for an additional 2 minutes.

3.Add baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour until cookie batter is fully incorporated.

4.Finally add chocolate chips until well distributed. The cookie batter should be somewhat thick.

5.Drop about 2 tablespoons of dough or use a medium cookie scoop and plop the batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

6.Bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges are nice and golden brown.

7.Remove from heat and allow the cookies to stay on the cookie sheet for an additional 2 minutes.

8.Pick up the parchment paper with the cookies still on top and transfer to a cool non-porous surface.

9.Allow the cookies to cool on the paper for at least 3 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Notes

*Please do not use table salt, the sea salt gives the cookies a nice flavor and hints of texture. If you only have table salt, use 1/2 tsp. *When using sea salt, you will get small crunchy flecks of salt when you bite into the cookie. If you do not like this taste, go with 1/2 teaspoon of table salt.

Troubleshooting

If you’re cookies are coming out flat and not like the pictures there are probably 3 reasons for this.

#1 Baking powder and Baking soda is old.  If your baking powder and soda is older than 1 year and has not been in a sealed (preferably air tight) container, it has lost some of it rising qualities.

#2  Creaming.  It is not enough to just cream the butter and sugars until it has come together.  This recipe requires you to beat it with a mixer for 3 minutes until the texture of the butter and sugar turns to light and fluffy-just like the picture.

#3 Flour.  Flour should be weighed.  This can make or break the recipe because just scooping flour into a measuring cup will never yield ideal or consistent results.



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Santa's Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies are one of Santa's favorite types of cookies.  He really enjoys milk with his cookies too, so don't forget to leave a little glass of milk next to these yummy cookies.  Santa was so kind to provide us with his favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.  We've tried these cookies and must say that Santa really knows a good cookie recipe.

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 12 mins
Total time: 22 mins
Serves: 48 Cookies
Ingredients

1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups (12 oz) all-purpose flour *If at all possible, please weigh the flour
3/4 tsp. smallish-medium coarse sea salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
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