The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today is a nice day. Well, as nice as a day in Ontario in the middle of winter can get. It’s sunny, blue skies, but the air is at a crippling level of cold that causes you to cough with the first breath. But overall, it’s a nice day. So in other words, it’s an excellent day to bake chocolate chip cookies.

I’ve been looking for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe for years! Cookies must be soft, chewy, flavourful and slightly puffed. I am very picky when it comes to baking. So being the avid pinner that I am, I searched Pinterest for “the best chocolate chip cookie recipe.” Of course, countless variations came up as the “best” which is obviously false given the meaning of the word “best.” However, several attempted recipes later, I finally found THE one from Williams-Sonoma’s “taste” blog.

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The ingredients list is as follows:

1 1/4 cups (6 1/2 oz./200 g) unbleached all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt (I put 1/4)

1/2 cup (1 stick/4 oz./125 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup (3 1/2 oz./105 g) firmly packed light brown sugar

6 Tbs. (3 oz./90 g) granulated sugar

1 large egg

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups* (15 oz./470 g) semisweet chocolate chips

*I modified the chocolate chips to 1/2 cup semisweet and 1/2 cup milk.

The whole recipe is at Williams-Sonoma Taste.

Happy baking!

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