Buying or selling a house is such an emotional time for everyone. I love to help people in their hour of need, so it’s no small wonder that I love being a realtor.
And while I hope my 1st buyers never leave their home (it’s that beautiful), I know they’ll call on me to help sell their house, should the need arise. NOT because I’m a great realtor, but because their closing gift included a bottle of tequila, and these chocolate chip cookies.
Does anything say love like a chocolate chip cookie? No. The answer is no.
Here’s the recipe. Let’s see, do I have a picture? I do!
That picture doesn’t do these cookies justice. The first batch I made with a mini ice cream scoop, and they were too crispy. I need crispy AND chewy. I made the second batch for everyone else who helped me through this first transaction and used a bigger ice cream scoop. They were perfect.
So don’t change the size of these cookies if you make them. The big ones are superior!
This is a Martha Stewart recipe, and she really thought of everything. I don’t like it when she says, “in a smaller bowl, do this” and then “in a larger bowl yada yada”. Why? Why so many bowls? It’s just unnecessary. I think she heard me complaining all the way over here in Kansas City, Missouri. Thank you, Martha!
I didn’t change a SINGLE thing with this recipe. It’s perfection. It makes a lot, it doesn’t take completely softened butter (I aint got no time for that) and the texture is to die for.
Enough babbling! Here’s the recipe, y’all!
Closing Gift Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 1/2 sticks butter softened, but still cool to the touch
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 eggs room temp, if you care.
- 3 cups flour
- 1 bag chocolate chips I always use Ghirardelli because #diva.
- Mix the butter, sugars, baking soda and powder, and salt all together until creamy. 2-3 mins.
- Beat in vanilla.
- Beat in eggs, one at a time, and scrape down the sides a few times.
- Add in flour, one cup at a time. Easy does it.
- Dump in your chocolate chips and mix lightly.
- Using an ice scoop, add only 9 cookies to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. These things really spread out, so leave room!
- Flatten cookies slightly and bake at 350 degrees for 9 minutes. Pull out and bang the pan a few times on a cold surface, like your countertop. Bake for another 3 minutes and do the same thing. Put the cookies back in for another 1-2 minutes, or until they start to brown.