Our Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie

Mer's Fav Choc Chip Cookies   Mer's Fav Choc Chip Cookies

I recently mentioned on IG that we have a Sunday tradition of trying out different Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes and playing around until we find exactly what we like. Well this last Sunday we struck gold! We adapted Tara O’Brady’s recipe and discovered a cookie we just can’t get enough of.

1 c of butter cut up and melted on the stove (low temp, do not boil or bubble)

3 1/2 cups of flour

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 1/4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda


1/2 cup of granulated sugar

1 1/2 cups of dark brown sugar (we really loved using dark here instead of light)

2 eggs

1 tbsp vanilla

12 once bag of nestle’s dark chocolate chips (I normally swear by Ghirardelli but was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved these. With a sweet cookie I love the contrast of the dark chocolate – We also tried a variation with half a bag of dark chocolate combined with 1 milk chocolate bar cut up which was also amazing)

sea salt to sprinkle on top


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

In a medium size bowl, mix together dry ingredients (from the flour to the salt) and set aside

In another bowl whisk the melted butter with the dark and white sugars. Whisk in each egg, one at a time. Add the vanilla. Mix in the dry ingredients in (being careful not to over mix). Fold in your dark chocolate chips until everything is just combined.

We used a 1/4 c measuring cup to scoop up the dough up and then place on parchment covered cookie sheets. We only did two rows, making 6 total cookies on the sheet. This makes them large and delicious. Sprinkle a bit of sea salt on top of each cookie before cooking.

Bake for 12 min. Cool and consume! We love these straight out of the over but they continue to be amazing the next day too!

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    September 18, 2015

    Mer, I see food photography/blogging in your future! 😉 can’t wait to try this out on Sunday. Thank you dear!

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    September 19, 2015

    I PROMISE that if you use Guittard extra dark choc chips (or semisweets) they will be even better.

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      September 20, 2015

      oooh I’ll try that for sure Wendy! xo Mer


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