Makes 24 cookies
Delicious, chewy chocolate chip cookies. Use a wooden spoon to mix the cookie dough together. A mixer incorporates more air into the dough, which will give the cookies a cake-like texture. Instead of using regular table salt, you can use a more flavourful salt like fleur de sel.
Preheat the oven to 325°F.
Melt butter and allow to cool to room temperature. Using a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar on high speed. Note: For cookies with a chewier texture, melt the butter and let cool slightly. For a less chewy texture, just use room temperature butter.
Next, add the vanilla extract, egg, and egg yolk and beat until smooth.
Sift the flour and baking soda together. Stir in the salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix on low until everything is incorporated.
Fold in the chocolate chips.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper or spray with non-stick spray. Form equal size rounds of dough and place on baking tray. Make sure to leave enough space between each cookie as they will spread out a bit as they bake. Refrigerate for fifteen minutes before baking. Bake the cookies for 13 to 15 minutes or until the edges turn a light golden colour. Once done, cool for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely before serving.