You get the best of both worlds with this cookie. My sister came up with the perfect way to eat it: take a bite of the light side, take a bite of the dark side, and then take a bite with both sides.
This is the easiest chocolate chip cookie recipe. There are a million different versions out there, but I have stuck to this one for years, and that’s because it’s the best. It’ll give you cookies that are crispy on the edges and soft and chewy in the center. And they’re not flat (I mean, who wants a flat, thin cookie?!) To make them black and white, I just split the completed dough in two different bowls and mixed in cocoa powder in one of the halves at the very end. So easy and they look so cool.
[Makes about three dozen cookies]
1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups chocolate chips
1/4 cup cocoa powder *optional
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat together softened butter and both sugars on medium until light and fluffy, about three minutes.
2. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla.
3. Mix in flour, baking powder and soda, and salt until just incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips.
4. If making black and white cookies, place half of dough in another bowl and mix in 1/4 cup cocoa powder.
5. Scoop the dough into tablespoon-sized balls and place on greased cookie sheet. If making black and white cookies, take 1/2 tablespoon of light dough and 1/2 tablespoon of dark dough. Press together to make a single ball. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool on baking sheet and store in airtight container for several days.