Total 1 hour
Active 20 mins
Makes 16 to 18 large cookies
There are a million ways to make a chocolate chip cookie. My grandfather used to sprinkle a pinch of salt on top of each one, and it’s my favorite way to make them too. This recipe is my preferred combination of sweet and salty, chocolatey and chewy. I usually bake half of the cookie dough and freeze the other half; that way I can bake them just when I need to and serve them warm.
TIP: Using an ice-cream scoop is helpful to make the cookies uniform in size and shape.
Chilling the formed cookies for 30 minutes before baking keeps them from spreading too much during baking.