There’s always going to be the “best” chocolate chip cookie recipe, or the famous $250 Neiman Marcus recipe or that debate over whether or not a chocolate chip cookie should be soft, hard, chewy, flat or round and the list goes on! To tell you the truth, I’ve never met a chocoalte chip cookie I didn’t like. Honest. So these are not the claim to fame world’s best chocolate chip cookie, but I have made them before and they are a favorite of mine. I like my cookies chewy and crunchy sometimes, but when I want a softer one I reach for this recipe. It’s from Martha’s cache of cookie recipes and Im sure she even has more than she can count, nor could she sooner choose a favorite.
Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies – Martha Stewart
*Update: this is Feb 17th’s Cookie of the Day
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons sour cream
- 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup milk-chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350. Whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda. Beat butter and sugars with a mixer on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in 2 batches, alternating with sour cream, and beat until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips by hand.
- Cover, and freeze for 10 minutes.
- Using a 1 1/2-inch ice cream scoop or a tablespoon, drop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment, spacing about 2 inches apart. Flatten slightly. Bake until centers are set and cookies are pale golden brown, 12 to 14 minutes.