I honestly believe this is the best recipe for chocolate chip cookies. It makes giant cookies that hold their shape even through baking. No flat boring cookies here. These are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside which to me is the best of both worlds! The trick to their shape is using an ice cream scoop to place the dough on the cookie sheet.
The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
yields 18-36 cookies depending on the size of your scooper
1 lb (4 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 cups sugar
1 T. vanilla
1 t. baking soda
5 cups flour
1 t. salt
2 cup chocolate chips
1) Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugars together until fluffy (in a stand mixer this takes about 2 minutes). Add the egg and vanilla and mix until incorporated.
2) Add the salt, baking soda, and flour and stir until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
3) Using an ice-cream scoop place the cookies on a greased cookie sheet with a few inches of space in between. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until the edges start to brown.