Here are some big, fat, yummy chocolate chip cookies to celebrate my little Chase turning 5! It's also suppose to be the hottest day of the summer with our temperature reaching 106... and that is BEFORE the heat index (I don't want to know what that is!)! I think a trip to the pool's a good possibility. The rest of the day we may be setting in the air conditioning eating cookies. These are some good ones too! They're soft and a little bit chewy. My kind of cookie! Enjoy... and keep cool :)
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment
paper. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.