We don’t have enough chocolate chip cookie recipes, so here’s another one. This one’s featured on the bag of Gold Medal flour and the full recipe is here.
The cookies were very good. Mine were a little flatter than the ones in Gold Medal’s photo, but they were still excellent. The edges were crispy, the cookies were dense and kind of chewy and they had a lot of flavor.
One big recommendation. If you make the full batch and you use unsalted butter, it’s a good idea to increase the salt to at least 1 teaspoon. I used the equivalent of 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt. The cookies had a salty finish, but I kind of like that in a chocolate chip cookie. If you are indifferent towards levels of salt or just don’t like tasting it at all, I’d increase the salt to 1 teaspoon. Again, that’s only if you use unsalted butter. I used European style butter and I think that made them extra good. Unfortunately, I want to go eat 10 more cookies and am having a hard time staying away. Last night I dreamed I gained 81 pounds.
- 1 1/2 cups butter or margarine, softened (or swap out 1/2 cup butter for 1/2 cup shortening)
- 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour (18 ounces)
- 1 bag (24 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (4 cups)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In large bowl, beat butter (and shortening, if using), sugars, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed or with spoon until light and fluffy. Stir in baking soda and salt until thoroughly mixed, then add flour and stir until thick. Stir in chocolate chips.
- On ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by tablespoonfuls or #40 cookie/ice cream scoop 2 inches apart. Flatten slightly.
- Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until light brown (centers will be soft). Cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.