Niff’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

These thick, chewy, delicious chocolate chip cookies come courtesy of my sister, Niff (short for Jennifer). She’s the baker in the family and I’ve never met a dessert of hers that I didn’t love. These are what soft and chewy cookie dreams are made of.

Makes one dozen cookies.


3/4 cup dark brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 stick butter – melted and cooled

1 egg + 1 egg yolk

1 tsp vanilla

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup chocolate chips*

*Use whatever combination of dark/milk and chips/chunks that you prefer.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

To melt the butter, microwave for approximately 30-45 seconds until it’s juuust melted/in liquid form. Set aside and cool.

In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, add the sugars and butter and beat until creamy. Add the vanilla and egg and beat until just incorporated.

Add the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix again. Add the chocolate chips and mix until just combined.

Scoop the dough into balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 9-11 minutes until puffy and the littlest bit golden. Remove from oven and let cool. You do not want to over-bake these, they will continue to set on the cookie sheet.

Surprisingly, I thought these were most delicious the next day (assuming you don’t eat them all immediately out of the oven). The flavors seemed to develop and become deeper the longer they sat.