Chocolate chip cookies, a classic one. These famous cookies were invented in 1933 by Ruth Graves, an American passionate cook who, on the lack of certain ingredients to make her typical butter cookies, decided to add to the recipe pieces of semi-sweet chocolate, expecting it to melt in the oven. But, of course, that didn´t happen and then she realized she got a softer cookie.
Like so many other things, these cookies were the result of chance, and this simplicity is what makes them one of the favorite cookies around the world.
It´s amazing when you cook and you realize that you´re somehow being part of history, because you´re cooking something that someone cooked maybe 200 years ago, and although recipes are continuosly changing from family to family or from book to book, they all have that essence from that person that had to do it many times just to have the perfect recipe that you now have on your hands.
I´ve made this recipe in two different ways: one with melted butter and the other with room temperature butter; both work fine, but i have to say that i prefer the second one (with room temperature butter) because that way you get a softer cookie.
No matter how you make them, make them with love and for someone you love.
- 1 C butter, at room temperature
- 3/4 C brown sugar
- 3/4 C granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 1/2 C sifted all purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 2 C good quality chocolate chips
- In a large bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
- On a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt together.
- Add this flour mixture to the main butter one in two additions mixing with a rubber spatula in between until fully incorporated.
- Lastly stir in the chocolate chips.
- Cover the bowl with kitchen plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C)
- Once the hour passed, place large spoonfuls of the mixture onto a previously greased or lined with parhcment paper baking sheet. (you can do this using an ice cream spoon)
- Bake at 350° F (180°C) for about 15 minutes or until edges just start to turn golden.