Big Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies

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The name of these cookies says it all – they’re big and fat and better yet, in this hot summer weather, they go perfectly with a generous scoop of ice cream.

Original recipe

Big Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from All Recipes

Yield: 18 cookies

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup white OR brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

 

  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat together the melted butter and sugar until creamy.
  3. Beat in vanilla and eggs until light and creamy.
  4. Beat in baking soda and salt.
  5. Mix in flour until just blended.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon.
  7. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.  (You can make the cookies a little smaller, if you’d like.)
  8. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until the edges are lightly toasted.
  9. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
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