Perfect chocolate chip cookies


Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 9-11 min
Yields: 3 dozen cookies

America does dessert right, and chocolate chip cookies is one great example of this. So it’s natural that they are my go-to dessert for Fourth of July. They are delicious, well liked by party-goers, and quick to make. I’m talking ten minutes to make the batter quick!

This recipe comes from my sister-in-law’s mother. And it is hands down the best chocolate chip cookie I’ve ever eaten. I made fifty cookies last year for our party – we didn’t have a single one left! I made this batch yesterday afternoon while waiting for my in-laws to arrive, half of the batch was gone within twenty minutes. These. cookies. are. awesome.


1 3/4 all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 C brown sugar
1/2 C granulated sugar
1 1/2 C chocolate chips
3/4 C softened butter (1.5 sticks)
1 egg
3/4 tsp vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Combine dry ingredients

3. Beat butter, egg, and vanilla together. Add dry ingredients and mix just until combined.


4. Using a spoon or 1″ cookie scooper, arrange 12 per baking sheet, about 2″ apart.


5. Cook for 9-11 minutes, until the cookies are fragrant and browner around the edges.


Last step: eat with reckless abandon as you watch fireworks with all of your family and friends. Happy Fourth of July!

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