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My Secret Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Back when I lived in New York, there was a particular chocolate chip cookie recipe that was asked for at every birthday party and half-birthday party and fake birthday party there ever was. The recipe had been mine alone, as everyone knew, and “Melissa’s Cookies” were perfected over years of burned cookie edges, too-melted chocolate and raw-dough centers. Once I figured out the proportions, every batch turned out undeniably delicious.

I’d forgotten about my famous cookies until tonight, walking back from the gym with phone in hand, when a particular post on Insta by singer/reality TV star Jessie James Decker caught my eye and brought me charging back to those sweet NYC nights, setting out a plate of cookies on a Saturday as my friends all rushed over, screaming in atonal unison, “COOKIES!”

Here’s the recipe …

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 cup LIGHT brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semi-sweet (organic!) chocolate chips

 Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • Sift the flour, baking soda and salt together and place in medium sized bowl.
  • Melt butter until it is very soft, about 1.5 minutes in my microwave.
  • Put softened butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in large bowl. Mix until it becomes a light brown color and is thoroughly combined, (almost fluffy texture, this will take a while so be patient!)
  • Crack open 1 egg and beat lightly. Add 1 tablespoon plus 3/4 tablespoon to sugar-butter mixture. Mix. Add eggs one at a time until combined.
  • Add vanilla extract and mix until combined. Add flour mixture slowly, a little at a time, until it is combined in large bowl with sugar and butter and forms a dough.
  • Stir in chocolate chips until combined evenly throughout.
  • Butter or line a large cookie sheet with wax paper. Using an ice cream scoop (so that all cookies are the same size) scoop balls of dough onto sheet, leaving about 2 inches around each one to expand in oven (trust me you will need to make this in batches…)
  • Cook 11 minutes or until tops are just starting to turn golden brown.
  • Allow to cool and consume hungrily!

4 thoughts on “My Secret Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

  1. These sound yummy! I can’t wait to bake them with my 11-year old daughter! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    Denny

    1. You’ll love them. They were a huge hit every time!

  2. Sounds delicious! I have a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe that all my friends love too : ) You can find it here… https://twirlingintherainsite.wordpress.com/2017/12/05/an-absolutely-amazing-chocolate-chip-cookie-recipe/
    I’ll definitely have to try your recipe!

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