Chocolate chip cookies? Yeah, I know…..booooring. But hey, I hadn’t made any for a long time and was craving them! I used semi-sweet chips and a chopped Hershey’s milk chocolate bar for the chips. I’m more of a dark chocolate sort of gal, but I got four huge Hershey’s bars from my aunt-in-law at Christmas I knew I wouldn’t eat. So, I figured what the heck and added one. It turned out pretty good! I refrigerated the dough for about an hour to let everything “meld” together. These were really good as sandwiches with vanilla bean ice cream mashed between two cookies.
Chocolate Chip Cookies (Courtesy of All Recipes Chocolate Chip Cookies)
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
3. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cook on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.