This is one of my absolute favorite desserts to prepare for get-togethers, parties, or just when my sweet tooth is desperate for something delish!
**This is my own personal modification to an old McCormick’s recipe I found on the side of a McCormick’s vanilla extract box. I do a bit of a deviation from the recipe by adding extra vanilla. I also add honey, I’ve found it helps the cookies (and just about anything) keep more moisture so they stay ooey-gooey. 🙂
Depending on size of cookies, makes approximately 5 dozen cookies.
Prep Time: 15-20 minutes
Cook Time: 8-10 minutes per batch
Ingredients & Measurements:
- 3 1/4 cups of flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/3 cups butter, softened
- 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup (firmly packed) light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 (12 oz) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 tbs honey
- Pre-heat the oven to 375˚F
- Mix flour, baking soda, & salt in medium size bowl & set aside.
- Beat butter & sugars in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light & fluffy.
- Add eggs & vanilla; mix well.
- Gradually beat in flour mix on low until well mixed (make sure to keep mixers in dough so as to night set the flour mixture flying).
- Stir in chocolate chips
**Here, it can often be beneficial (if you’re not in a rush) to put the dough in the fridge/freezer, it helps in spooning it out onto the trays.
7. Spoon rounded balls of dough onto trays (about 2 tbs of dough each) & about 2 inches apart on non-greased bake sheets.
**You don’t need to grease it because there’s plenty of butter mixed into the dough to keep the cookies from sticking.
**Here’s a tip: If using your hands, cover your hands in a light layer of dry flour between shaping cookies. The flour will keep too much dough from sticking to your hands.
8. Bake each batch for 8-10 minutes until light brown at the edges.
**Be careful to watch so as to not burn…taking them out when JUST turning brown on the edges allows them to remain ooey-gooey in the center. Because they’re still how, they’ll continue to slightly cook while cooling.
9. Allow to cool on bake sheets for a few minutes before moving to cooling racks
10. Grab a glass of milk & enjoy the ooey-gooey-ness.