AllRecipes.com #1 Chocolate Chip Cookies
For those of you who are new to Something Swanky (or maybe you've just missed these posts), I'm working on a Chocolate Chip Cookie Experiment that basically boils down to me trying as many chocolate chip cookie recipes as I can get my hands on (I'm shooting for 52, 1 recipe per week for a year)! And then, of course, culminating the experiment with an ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe to top all others… at least that's the idea 😉
If you'd like to see all the other recipes I've tried so far, click here.
Today's recipe comes from Allrecipes.com. For years before Pinterest and before I started blogging, Allrecipes.com was my go-to for recipes. I always liked that you could check out ratings and reviews from other people who had tried the recipe.
Of course, these days, I typically search Pinterest or a reliable blog for a recipe instead. But I'll still glance through allrecipes.com from time to time. I think those recipes that have a 4-5 star rating with tons of reviewers are almost always worth taking the time to check out, and I definitely thought it would be worthwhile to include their top-rated Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe in my experiment.
I was pretty pleased to find that this recipe closely resembles my current go-to recipe that I've used for years, right down to dissolving the baking soda before mixing. I really, really liked these. I felt like the buttery/salty flavors were perfectly in tune with the rest of the cookie flavors, and the texture was just right too– soft and chewy (maybe even slightly underbaked) in the middle, with a good crunch at the edges.
With a 4.5 star rating out of over 6.5K reviews, I'd say this cookie is well-deserving of it's rank!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons hot water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Mix in the eggs, one at a time. Mix in the vanilla.
Dissolve the baking soda in the water and add to the mixture. Add the salt and mix.
Add the flour and mix just until dough forms. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Scoop onto a lined baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes (if using a 56mm scoop for larger cookies) or 10 minutes (if using a 37mm scoop for smaller cookies). Let cool on baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack.