These cookies are my absolute favorite ever! I don't make them very often because the recipe calls for a full pound of butter, but for those rare occasions when you're feeling especially deserving of something bad for you, they fit the bill perfectly!
This is another Martha Stewart recipe, actually from her daughter, Alexis. They are big and flat and chewy and crispy? Sounds odd, but trust me, they're amazing!
Alexis's Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies
From Martha Stewart
1 lb. (4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3 cups packed light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups AP flour
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment and set aside. Cream butter until smooth; add sugars and beat until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Into a large bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Slowly beat dry ingredients into wet mixture. Fold in chocolate chips.
Drop 2-3 tablespoons dough per cookie onto prepared baking sheets; space dough at least 2 inches apart to allow for spreading. Bake until golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove cookies from baking sheets, and allow to cool on racks.
Makes fifty 4-inch cookies.