Chocolate chip is, by far, my favorite kind of cookie and I was excited to find a recipe for a delicious, roll-out version.
(By the way, for those new to cookie-baking, when I mention a “roll-out recipe” I’m talking about a cookie recipe that is great for decorating because it (a) easily rolls out flat when using a rolling pin and remains flat after baking, and (b) keeps its cutout shape well after baking, too. On contrary, a “drop cookie” recipe is what I would consider the opposite. That’s when you bake spoonful-sized balls of dough and the resulting cookie is kind of puffy and round after baking. Just FYI.)
- 1 c. unsalted butter
- 1/3 c. granulated sugar
- 1/2 c. packed light-brown sugar
- 1 large egg yolk
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 c. mini chocolate chips
- Cream together butter, both sugars, and salt in a mixer.
- Add vanilla and egg yolk and beat until mixed well.
- Add flour one cup at a time until incorporated.
- By hand, fold in the mini chocolate chips.
- Roll to 1/4 inch thickness and chill before cutting into shapes.
- Bake at 350 for 7-10 minutes. Remove from the oven before the first indication of the edges turning brown.
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.
A few things to note.
The original recipe called for 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips, which I followed, but I think that is 1/2 cup too many. You can see from the pictures that there are A LOT of chips in that dough. Now, I love chocolate but that many chips made the dough too fragile. I changed the written recipe to only add 1 cup of chips (it is my reminder for next time).
Because this recipe has chocolate chips, I recommend a sturdy cookie cutter to cut through those tough chunks. For this batch, I also carved out custom cookie shapes with a parrying knife but I found it to be quite difficult. If you are thinking about using custom cookie shapes that involve cutting them out by hand I would not recommend this type of dough.
This batch is for some upcoming cookies I’m making that I will be posting about next. I think you can probably guess what the theme might be based on the cookie cutter pictured above. Be sure to check back soon.