One bowl chocolate chip cookies
It’s been a while since I baked anything so today I was in the mood to bake cookies. This is a one bowl recipe that does not require a mixer and can be whipped up in no time. You can use chocolate that you chop up yourself or use good quality chocolate chips. The chips keep their shape more than the bulk chocolate so it’s a question of style and what you have on hand, but either option works.
I keep these very simple with just vanilla for flavouring but you can embellish with chopped nuts, a few raisins etc, you know the cookie drill. I bake them at 375°F for about 15 minutes, until just beginning to get golden around the edges and on top.
The cookies are crispy-chewy, kind of in-between the soft and crunchy types. Should please just about anyone.
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
8 oz dark chocolate, chopped, or chocolate chips
Melt the butter in the microwave in a large glass bowl.
Add the sugars and stir until the mixture is smooth and sugar has melted into the butter.
When the mixture cools add the eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth.
Add the flour and baking soda and mix with a wooden spoon or a spatula until the flour is fully incorporated.
Add the chocolate and mix it in until distributed throughout the batter.
Scoop with medium size ice cream scoop and place on a baking sheet 2″ apart.
Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 15 minutes until just turning golden.
Cool on racks, then store in a cookie jar.