Don't you love baking mishaps?
P.S. Here is the key: Brown sugar. The cookies are much chewier and richer than with granulated sugar, which lacks provided moisture. I am in disbelief that I have never tried this method before!
2 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. Sift flour, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl. Beat butter and brown sugar on medium speed until light in color, about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and then vanilla. Reduce mixer to low and add flour mixture in thirds. Mix until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
3. Drop scoops of dough, spacing about 3 inches apart.
4. Bake until lightly golden brown, about 14-17 minutes. Switch pans from top to bottom and front to back halfway through baking (Model's secret!).