Chocolate Chip Cookie Therapy

Sometimes, life gets busy and a few curveballs come our way. Best laid plans are, well, put to rest. So, we go with the flow, chin-up, and carry on. In honor of life’s little bumps and interruptions, I offer this simple gift. It’s nothing new, but, rather, something familiar, comfortable, and oh-so sweet. You’ve seen these cookies here before in a 24-hour version, but this batch requires no such waiting, because there is a time and place for instant gratification, too. Especially when chocolate is involved.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes about 30 cookies

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 cups, plus 2 tablespoons, all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup finely chopped dark chocolate

Heat the oven to 375 F (190 C). Combine the butter and sugars together in a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat at high speed until light and creamy. Add egg and yolk. Continue to mix until thoroughly combined. Add the vanilla and mix again. Whisk the flour, salt and baking soda together in a small bowl. Add to the butter and sugar and mix until well blended. Stir in the chocolate chips and chocolate. Drop rounded tablespoons of the batter onto baking sheets lined with parchment. Bake until tops are light golden, 10 to 12 minutes.

16 responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookie Therapy

  1. Those look like the perfect therapy.

  2. What’s not to like here?!


    Those look so good! 🙂

  4. The Wimpy Vegetarian

    What a stunning photo!!!! I need some of these cookies pronto!

  5. And.. this is the most frugal form of therapy around.. and quite effective I think!!

  6. Perfect. Just perfect!

  7. Lovely cookies! So soul-uplifting.



  8. Cookie therapy is the best kind.

  9. Karen @ My Pantry Shelf

    These look good! We were just discussing which type of baked item to bring over to our neighbors. I said zucchini bread and my son said cookies. This recipe might just serve as the tie-breaker. I love the combo of chopped chocolate and chips.

  10. I had to resist the urge to try grabbing one of these cookies…your photo is beautiful and now I’m heading to the kitchen. This is the best form of therapy!

  11. Excellent advice – Keep Calm and Carry On…and don’t forget the CHOCOLATE!

  12. Cookies make everything better and these would do the trick.

  13. Instant gratification is what I like when it comes to cookies. Bookmarking these for sure!

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  15. Sandy Shuecraft

    i really love to munch cookies and different types. they are quite handy snacks to bring about…

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