1 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 1/4 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt or 1/2 teaspoon table salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1. Mix flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl.
2. Pour the melted butter into mixing bowl and add the sugars. Cream on medium speed. Add the egg, yolk, milk, and vanilla. Mix until well combined. Slowly incorporated the flour mixture until completely combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
3. Preheat oven to 375*F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
4. Using a #20 ice cream scoop (about 2 tablespoons), scoop 6 balls of dough onto each cookie sheet. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. Rotate the sheets halfway through cooking for even browning. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
This recipe makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies and is from Alton Brown’s fantastic episode on cookies. I made all three varieties of cookies from that episode and settled on this one as my favorite. You can easily add nuts to the recipe, or use other types of chips if you prefer. These are delicious, chewy, and chocolaty. In my opinion, they’re pretty much the perfect chocolate chip cookie. Especially with a cup or two of chopped walnuts added to the dough!