As someone with a very large sweet tooth, baking is one of my favorite things to do in the kitchen. Having the chance to create a delicious dessert or sugary snack brings me so much joy. Never mind the fact that a few years ago I couldn’t cook at all. Cookies are a great easy to bake treat that satisfies my sweet tooth and doesn’t take too much time to make. Having tried and tweaked many chocolate chip cookie recipes, I finally created the perfect one. Not overly sweet yet still containing that perfect balance of flavor, these rainbow chocolate chip cookies have become a family favorite.
These cookies have the perfect balance between a soft chewy and a crunchy cookie that is sure to please everyone. Of course, if you want a softer or harder cookie then a simple adjustment to the baking time will give you the desired results.
For a change of flavor, try using white chocolate chips in these cookies. I have made them both ways and as a lover of white chocolate, I prefer to use white chocolate chips. The cookies will retain the same texture qualities while having that unique white chocolate flavor.
Rainbow chocolate chip cookies
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- 3-4 Tbsp rainbow sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
- Melt butter. Set aside and allow to cool until room temperature.
- In a large bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking soda.
- In a medium bowl, mix together brown sugar and butter until creamy. Add in the vanilla, egg and egg yolk, and mix until well combined.
- Add the moist ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir. It will become stiff at first but after some stirring, it will become smoother.
- Stir in the chocolate chips and sprinkles.
- Scoop out about 2 Tablespoons worth of dough and roll into a ball. Place on the cookie sheet and flatten slightly.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes or until edges of cookie turn golden. If you want softer cookies, reduce cooking time. For crunchier cookies, add a few minutes to the cooking time. Fourteen minutes creates a soft cookie in the middle with a slightly crunchy edge.