Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup unsalted butter, directly from refrigerator
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, cold, directly from refrigerator
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups flour - if you live at high altitude use 2 1/2 cups
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Whisk together to combine. Set aside.
Cut the chilled butter into 2 tablespoon chunks. Place butter in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on low for a few seconds
Add sugars and vanilla extract to the butter and mix on low just until combined.
Add eggs and mix on low just until combined.
Add 2 cups of the flour mixture to the butter mixture along with the chocolate chips. Top with remaining flour.
Mix on low until combined. Do not over mix.
Use a large ice cream type scoop. (Mine is about the size of an apricot). Drop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. I end up with about 10 cookies on a standard cookie sheet. Flatten each cookie a little using your hand.
Bake for 9-11 minutes if you like a raw gooey cookie. Bake 12-15 minutes if you like a golden brown cookie. The cookies in the picture up at the top of this post were cooked at 14 minutes.
Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies depending on the size of the scoop you use.