Blue-Ribbon Chocolate Chip Cookies


There’s nothing like fresh homemade cookies.  For me, unfortunately, I was unable to taste this goodness because they are not gluten-free.  But sometimes you have to give to others things you can’t have to make it a completely selfless gift.  One trick to make these cookies stand tall and keep their shape was freezing the dough on the pan after scooping the drops of cookie dough for about 15 minutes.  This hardens and shapes the dough so it doesn’t spread flat while it’s baking.  I also added Kosher salt instead of table salt.

See below for the recipe for delicious chocolate chip fresh homemade cookies.


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a medium bowl combine flour, soda, and salt. Mix well with wire whisk. Set aside. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, blend sugars at medium speed. Add butter and mix to form a grainy paste, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add eggs and vanilla extract, and mix at medium speed until just blended. Do not overmix. Add the flour mixture and chocolate chips, and blend at low speed until just mixed. (Again, do not overmix.)

Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto an un-greased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake low and slow for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer cookies immediately to a baking rack or cool surface.



Photos and Cookies made by Laura Goutcher/ Recipe tips from Suzanne Barrow

Published by Laura Goutcher

"Whether you think you can or can't, you're right." ~Henry Ford

2 thoughts on “Blue-Ribbon Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. These look delicious! They’re very nice & I like your blog. If you get a chance, check mine out 🙂 I’m an newly established cake business here in London, UK and will be posting my cakes, bakes & projects I endeavour. 🙂 #baking

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: