These chocolate chip cookies have everything you could possibly ask for in a cookie. absolute perfect chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie with Crispy edges.
Chocolate Chip Cookies potentially could be one of our favorite desserts to make. They are perfect when you are last minute thinking of something to take to a get together or honestly.. when you are craving something sweet late at night.
Cookies or brownies being made late at night. No? Haven’t been there? Well, after this post you’ll see how unbelievably simple these are to make and in just under an hour you’ll have cookies.. soft warm and delicious chocolate chip cookies. *drooling*
Soft or Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
I know we all have difference opinions on what ‘the perfect’ or ‘the best’ chocolate chip cookie entails. I know some who absolutely love a soft and practically falling apart cookie. We personally go for the chewy on the inside and perfectly crispy on the outer edges.
So if you are looking for a soft pillowy chocolate chip cookie this is not your recipe. We’ll get working on getting a soft cookie for your and meanwhile you could try this Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies from VeggieBalance in the meantime.
How to Keep Chocolate Chip Cookies Soft
Did you know that there is a secret to keeping your cookies chewy on the inside? After about a day or so your cookies can easily become hard as a rock. If you place a piece of white bread inside the storage container with your cookies it will help considerably in keeping them fresh for multiple days.
Can you freeze cookie dough
Ok so if there is anything you learn from this post.. this is it. YOU CAN FREEZE COOKIE DOUGH!
Perhaps one of my favorite things I’ve learned as an adult. What you want to do is freeze the cookie dough into the round balls like that you see below. I try my best to allow them to freeze separated from each other, then after they freeze solid you can place them into a freezer friendly container.
Cookie Dough can last in the freezer up to 9 to 12 months.
Now this entirely depends on if you can control yourself from popping in there and grabbing a ball of cookie dough. But if by chance cookie dough survives long enough to be baked…
How to bake cookie dough from frozen
You do not need to thaw the cookie dough. Simply place the frozen cookie dough balls onto a prepared baking sheet and bake for around 3minutes longer. So in this case you’ll want to bake them in the 15-18 minute range if baking from frozen.
Can you freeze cookies after they are baked?
Ok ok. One more thing to mention.. you can actually freeze already baked cookies. We did this just a few weeks ago after so many batches of cookies perfecting this recipe that we REALLY couldn’t (well shouldn’t) eat this many cookies in a week. So fortunately for us and I’ve got to say.. we are loving it. Simply store in an airtight freezer friendly container.
Simple pulling out a bag of already baked cookies from the freezer, let them thaw out and enjoy.
Frozen Cooked Chocolate Chip Cookies will last about 3 months in the freezer.
So as you see cookies do not keep as long in the freezer after they are baked. Or you can completely sidebar this entire freezing possibility and enjoy these cookies in one go. We absolutely will not judge. 😉
Other recipes you may enjoy:
Chocolate Chip Cookies
These chocolate chip cookies have everything you could possibly ask for in a cookie. absolute perfect chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie with crispy edges.
- 260 g of self raising flour
- 2 teaspoons of cornflour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of bicarbonate soda
- 1 tsp of salt
- 160 g of brown soft sugar
- 50 g of granulated sugar
- 160 g of unsalted butter slightly softened
- 2 medium eggs
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 170 g of milk chocolate chips or a mix or any variety
- Preheat your oven to 170 C
- Prepare by lining a flat tray with baking paper
- Cream together the butter and both sugars until they appear pale and fluffy, gently add in the eggs one by one followed by vanilla extract.
- Beat then scrape down sides and beat again (low to medium speed) if it’s splits while beating don’t panic once you add the flour it will come back
- Fold in the flour, cornflour, bicarbonate soda and salt - turning and folding. Add in most of the chocolate chips (save a few for top of cookies). At this stage it should be like a dough like the picture above
- Wrap the dough in baking paper and put it in the fridge for 20 mins
- Shape the dough into a little bigger than golf ball sized balls
- Place on prepared tray evenly spaced apart from each other. Flatten them ever so slightly and press a few remaining chips onto the top of each one.
- Bake for 12-15 mins depending on how soft you like your cookies
- Leave to cool on wire rack or enjoy while still warm