Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have a very normal life:  husband, kids, school, church, homework, sports, cooking, cleaning, laundry.  Nothing out of the ordinary, nothing unique and yet sometimes I can barely keep up.  It seems that I have been in somewhat of a survival mode this past month, trying to catch up on the house and the laundry, trying to adjust back to the routine of school and now homework, trying to deal with sibling rivalry and sassiness, and yet still trying to find the joy in the normalness of my everyday life.  I don’t want to be so busy, so focused with the routine of life that I fail to see the joy in our ordinary everyday moments.  Some days I need to turn a blind eye to my messy house, to the laundry that needs folded, to all that needs done and just enjoy my husband, my kids, my life, my normal.  Today I am celebrating my everyday normal life with these deliciously ordinary chocolate chip cookies! 

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 sticks unsalted butter
2 1/4 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
Melt the butter in a heavy-bottom medium saucepan over low heat.
Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside.
Pour the melted butter in the mixer’s work bowl.
Add the sugar and brown sugar.
Cream the butter and sugars on medium speed.
Add the egg, yolk, 2 tablespoons milk and vanilla extract
and mix until well combined.
Slowly incorporate the flour mixture until thoroughly combined.
Stir in the chocolate chips.
Chill the dough for at least 2 hours, then scoop onto parchment-lined baking sheets, 6 cookies per sheet.
Bake for 11 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool completely and store in an airtight container.
Serve warm with a glass of milk after an afternoon nap :)
source:  adapted form Alton Brown

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  1. 1
    heather says:

    Yum! These cookies look delicious! And Bella….oh my goodness, there are just not words for that kind of cuteness!

  2. 2
    Teri says:

    I'm a friend of Heather's and I am really enjoying your blog. I always make the recipe right off the chocolate chips but I do something wrong. I think I'm going to love the variation of your recipe PLUS the step by step help. Your blog is so helpful and the recipes so good!

  3. 3 says:

    Yum…I just love chocolate chip cookies and these sound delish. It's one cookie that's worth splurging with!What a cute heart design too!

  4. 4
    Cindy M says:

    Allie, yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would like these right now please with a glass of cold milk, holding that adorable, precious lovebug, my Bella Boo. She's as cute as those cookies are delicious!!!!!!!

  5. 5
    Meaghan Luby says:

    i've heard nothing but amazing things about the alton brown recipe and your blog may be the one that convinces me to finally make a batch myself. chocolate chip cookies seem to be floating around the food world lately and i am in serious knots over this recipe. off to buy the ingredients and some milk! going to have myself a chocolate overdose ;)
    thanks for posting!!!

  6. 6
    little miss mel says:

    Is the bread flour a must? I guess it could make the difference, huh??

  7. 7
    traci says:

    I am excited to try these. I have been on the search for a good chocolate chip cookie for awhile now and these look perfect.

  8. 8
    Cravinchoc says:

    Seriously? Bella is A.dora.ble! What a great picture of her cuteness. And the cookies look good too. I'm wondering the same thing — is the break flour a must? Does it make that much of a difference? Gotta try it. :)

  9. 9
    Cravinchoc says:

    bread flour, not break. duh. fingers are typing too fast. :)

  10. 10
    Allie says:

    Yes, the bread flour is a must! That is what gives the cookies their chewy texture. Try it and let me know what you think :)

  11. 11
    Monica H says:

    She is too sweet for words. these cookies look perfect- i like the chew factor.

    Just breath and take one day at a time. I'm doing the same even if there is a pile of laundry on the sofa.

  12. 12
    wave says:

    Nothing less than amazing!!
    delicious cookies and easy recipe. thanks!

  13. 13
    thefattyreader says:

    Oooh thanks for the tip about the bread flour! my chocolate chip cookies never turn out quite right.

  14. 14
    Reeni says:

    Your daughter is so cute! Nothing like a warm homemade cookie and a sweet smile like that to make you slow down and enjoy the moment! Thanks for visiting and leaving all those kind comments for me Allie!

  15. 15
    Katie Mar says:

    first of all, your daughter is so adorable
    second of all, i wanted to tell you i mentioned your cookies in my blog post!

  16. 16
    Megan says:

    About how many cookies does this recipie make?

  17. 18
    Brianne Arroyo says:

    Hi I am trying to do this recipe for Santa and I was just wondering what actually counts as a stick of butter there are so many different variations and I don’t want to mess it up. Thanks

  18. 20
    LaSue says:


    I made these chocolate chips cookies for my daughter birthday. They were awesome:-)  Also, I substituted the chocolate chips for m&m’s and my wife love them.