The aroma of baking, and the smell that takes over your house while you do it, is sure to bring back happy feelings and relieve stress! That is why I made my ULTIMATE favorite recipe today…Chocolate Chip Cookies. This recipe is actually one that I am using from Joanna Gains’ cook book, vol. 1! I LOVE HER. This cook book is honestly getting me through all of this craziness, so I wanted to share her cookies with you. Hopefully you can try them, too, and enjoy the relaxation of baking and the amazing smell of chocolate chip cookies.
Let’s get started! According to Joanna Gain’s Cookbook and my personal take on this recipe….
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
In another bowl, or a stand mixer (I used the paddle attachment), add a stick of softened unsalted butter and 2 1/2 cups of brown sugar. Beat the sugar and butter on medium-high heat until smooth. Add 2 eggs and beat, then add vanilla and mix until blended well.
Stop the mixer and add in your flour mixture. Mix on medium for 1-2 mins. then turn up to high for a few seconds. Dough will be chunky.
Add in 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips and mix on high. Or more! if you want 🙂
Drop spoonfuls onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet, without rolling or making them flat. Place in the oven and bake for 8-10 mins. (until you start to see a light brown color on top). Place onto wire rack and cool.
This recipe makes 30-40 cookies.
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. baking soda
1 stick unsalted butter
2 cups packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/5 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (or more!)