Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  1. In small bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In medium bowl, cream together melted butter and all sugar until well blended.
  3. Beat in vanilla, egg, and egg yolk into sugar mixture until light and creamy.
  4. Mix dry ingredients into sugar mix until just blended.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips by hand with wooden spoon.
  6. When dough blended, seal bowl and chill overnight in refrigerator.
  7. Preheat oven to 325 F (165 C)
  8. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
  9. Roll dough into 36 balls. Set balls onto cookie sheets 2 to 3 inches apart (12 balls per sheet).
  10. Bake for 15 – 17 minutes on center rack until cookie edges are lightly toasted.
  11. Remove cookies from oven and cool for 3 to 5 minutes on cookie sheet.
  12. Transfer cookies to wire rack to finish cooling.
  13. Repeat steps 9 through 12 until all dough is cooked. Makes 36 cookies.