The public has spoken, or at least the portion of the public that subscribes to me on YouTube and voted in our "Summer of You" contest. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, you can check out this post for details, but to summarize, the winning entry for what summer recipe would you most like to see made into a video was…Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies?
If I've said it once, I've said it a hundred times… democracy doesn't work. Hey, I'm only kidding! Sure, cookies may not be the first thing you think of when you think summer recipes, but that's what a lovely young woman named Amena (pictured here) wanted to see, and enough YouTubers were persuaded by her very creative video to make that happen.
While this was done to fulfill a pledge, I've wanted to do a video like this for a while to prove something once and for all; you do not need an electric mixer to make cookies. This entire recipe takes about 20 minutes to make, and only about five of those are spent doing anything physical.
As I mention in the video, this recipe is very adaptable as far as what and how much you add to the basic dough. I used a "normal" amount of chips, but this amount can be doubled without issue. You can also toss in dried fruit and nuts fearlessly.
So, join me in congratulating Amena, and I hope you all celebrate her triumph by giving this super-easy chocolate chip cookie recipe a try. Enjoy!
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, very soft
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
Note: the amounts of chocolate chips can be doubled for extra decadent cookies! aka "Amena style"