Look, I know I've posted a LOT of cookie recipes over the years but I just love cookies more than any other treat. Sue me... for too much happiness! Chocolate chip cookies are one of those things that everyone loves, but has different opinions about what makes the "best" cookie. Some people like thick and cakey. Some like thin and crispy (yuck) and some people - the RIGHT people - like something in between. You know what I mean... crisp, buttery edges + soft, gooey centers with the perfect semi-sweet chocolate chunk ratio. Yep, that's the perfect CCC.
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
6 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups AP flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups chopped chocolate (I use Trader Joe's Belgian Dark baking bar)
fleur de sel, for sprinkling
[reheat oven to 350. Line 2 baking sheets with Silpats or parchment paper.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars with an electric mixer over medium speed for 2 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and mix again until blended and light. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt until combined and then add to the butter / sugar mixture. Mix just until incorporated. Pour in the chopped chocolate and stir with a wooden spoon until incorporated.
Drop the dough in heaping tablespoons (or with a cookie scoop) onto the baking sheets and sprinkle with fleur de sel (you can use kosher salt in a pinch but fleur de sel is life changingly better). Bake for 10 minutes until lightly brown and the edges are firm. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes until transferring them to a cooling rack.
Adapted from here