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Amy

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Really, truly, the only cookie recipe you’ll ever need.

3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (as desired)

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Grease cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  • Beat together butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in egg, yolk and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together dry ingredients.
  • Blend dry ingredients into wet mixture. Don’t overbeat!
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Form balls of dough (1-2 tablespoons) and place on sheets.
  • Bake 17 minutes or until just firm to the touch. Cookies will not appear fully baked- this is OK! They will remain deliciously soft and chewy when slightly underbaked. Leave cookies on sheets for 2-3 minutes, then remove to racks to cool fully.

Mix it up by stirring in coconut flakes, white chocolate chips or m&ms.