Chocolate Chip Comfort

I am about to go into my Christmas cookie-baking mode where I bake about a million cookies and try to eat less than 5.  Lukus tries for less than 3-dozen.  We both fail.  I try to bake a wide assortment, from the classic recipes to the more elaborate versions.  Some become gifts, others are for guests who stop by and some get sent back to Atlanta.  This weekend I am planning on tackling a few varieties, starting with the classic chocolate chip cookie.  This one is in honor of my mother, who claims the chocolate chip cookie as her only vice (and I think that may be the truth!).  They are the ultimate comforting treat.

Here is my recipe for the perfect chocolate chip cookie:

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 ¼ sticks of unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated (white) sugar
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg and 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 12 oz milk-chocolate chips


  • In a large bowl, combine wet ingredients with an electric mixer for about 5 minutes.  The combination should be light and fluffy.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.  Make sure the ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
  • With the electric mixer on low add the dry ingredients slowly to the wet until fully integrated.
  • Turn the mixer off and using a spatula add the bag of chocolate to the batter, mixing the chips thoroughly in.
  • Cover and refrigerate for about one hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 Degree Fahrenheit.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Roll dough into balls (about 2 Tbsp. worth) and place on to baking sheets about 3 inches apart.
  • Bake for about 17 minutes.  The cookies should be slightly browned on the edges.  Remove from heat and allow cookies to cool on wire rack.
  • Repeat with remaining dough until all cookies are baked.
  • I hope you enjoy the cookies as much as we do!

Milk And Chocolate Chip Cookies


  1. happymother says:

    Yummy!!! I just love your mummy’s chocolate chip cookies. I’ve never found cookies like this!!! Eat some for me…..<3

  2. happymother says:

    Anna just asked me to bake these cookies….

  3. These are actually I recipe that I found and tweaked. But, I promise: Anna will love them!! We can’t keep them in the house!!!

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