Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 18
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 8 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, soda and salt; set aside. With electric mixer, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Scrape bowl. Add egg, then vanilla; beat just until well combined. Add dry ingredients; beat on low speed just until you can no longer see flour. Mix in chocolate. Drop 18 evenly sized rounded spoonfuls (or use a #40 cookie scoop) 2" apart on 2 parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake pans one at a time in a preheated 375° oven until just barely set and slightly puffy (about 9 min.), rotating pan halfway through. Cool 2 min. on pans, then cool completely on wire racks.

Note: For the most beautiful cookies, lightly press a few chocolate pieces into the dough balls just before baking.