When my husband took a bite of these he immediately said, "Mmmm. These-are-so-good," with extreme empahasis on each word. I really think these are his new favorite. Even though chocolate chip cookies are such a basic kind of a cookie, it is still fun to try new recipes because they all come out so different. The special little addition in these is an extra egg yolk. The added fat gives them a great chew and that is how I love my chocolate chip cookies. CHEWY! I used these adorble little striped Christmas white chocolate chips. They were delicious as are chocolate chips I am sure. The butter is melted and so I just whipped the whole thing by hand. No electric appliances necessary. If you love chewy cookies you should really give these a try and they would make a great Christmas treat for friends and neighbors.
Giant Ultra Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 c plus 2 Tablespoons flour, spooned and leveled
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 c butter, melted and cooled to warm
1 c brown sugar
1/2 white sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 c chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Whisk together the dry ingredients and set aside.
In a mixing bowl whisk the melted butter and sugars by hand. About 2 minutes.
Beat in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until it still has some flour streaks. Add the chocolate chips and stir until just incorporated.
Scoop into scant 1/4 cups and bake on prepared baking sheet for 15-17 minutes.
*I only put 4 on a pan at once. They need room to spread. Yields 18 giant cookies.
*Another note: I also like to use salted butter when I make chocolate chip cookies. I think they taste better a little saltier.