This easy cookie dough recipe base is incredibly versatile. Make it on its own or personalize it with one of the 6 variations added to the body of this post.
¾ cup butter or earth balance
¾ cup brown sugar
½ cup sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tbsp vanilla
1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
¾ tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 350F, and line 2 baking trays with parchment paper.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine butter, sugars, and vanilla, with a hand mixer on medium/high speed until light and pale in color.
One at a time, slowly mixes in the egg and yolk, until just combined.
Add the flour mixture and mix until well combined.
Cover the bowl in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30-45 minutes.
Scoop the dough into “ping-pong” size balls, approximately 2 tbsp worth.
Roll the cookie dough balls out with your hand, until smooth.
Evenly space the cookie dough 2-3 inches apart onto the baking trays.
Bake for 11- 12 minutes, until slightly golden on the edges.
Allow to cool on the baking trays for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.
Replace butter with earth balance.
Spice it up by adding your favorite chocolate bar chopped.
Store cookies at room temperature in an airtight container for 3-4 days or in the freezer for 2-3 months. Allow to come to room temperature or warm in the microwave slightly to serve.
Serve with your favorite milk or plant-based milk- adding vanilla for an extra touch!
Have fun with it!
- Serving Size: 22
- Calories: 97
- Sugar: 11.3g
- Sodium: 203.6mg
- Fat: 5.4g
- Saturated Fat: 1.4g
- Unsaturated Fat: 1.4g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 11.4g
- Fiber: 0g
- Protein: 0.4g
- Cholesterol: 16.8mg
Keywords: basic, baker, chocolate, chip, easy, without