It is easy to make yourself the perfect chocolate chip cookie. There are countless recipes out there, suited to all the varying tastes that are specific to the individual. Nuts or not? Chewy or crispy?
A perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe should be able to meet the needs of all. This recipe, modified from America’s Test Kitchen, can be adapted easily to please everybody.
1¾ cups unbleached all-purpose flour (8¾ ounces)
14 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
¾ cup (5¼ ounces) dark brown sugar
½ cup (3½ ounces) granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
1½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
¾ cup nuts of choice, chopped (optional)
Scoop the dough into 24 even portions, each about 2 tablespoons, and arrange them about 1 1/2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.