My famous cookie recipe

17 May

My chocolate chip cookie recipe has become sort of a legend, if you will… at work, home, and around the world (not really) so I’d like to post it! It’s based loosely on Alton Brown’s “The Chewy” but I made it simpler and it’s seriously delicious. Enjoy, and share with all of your friends!

Shayna’s BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

Soften butter.

Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside.

Put the butter in the mixer‘s work bowl. Add the sugar and brown sugar. Cream the butter and sugars on medium speed. Add the egg, yolk, and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture until thoroughly combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Spoon by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8-9 minutes or until golden brown, checking the cookies after 5 minutes. Rotate the baking sheet for even browning. Make sure to take these cookies out when they are a little brown on the top, don’t cook them until completely “done.” You will think they are not ready, but they are! Cool completely and store in an airtight container.


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