Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets.

  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, sugars, honey, vanilla, espresso powder, butter-rum flavor, salt, baking powder, and baking soda until smooth.

  3. Beat in the vinegar and egg.

  4. Weigh your flour; or measure it by gently spooning it into a cup, then sweeping off any excess. 

  5. Stir the flour into the cookie dough, then the chocolate chips, mixing just until combined. Start with 2 cups chocolate chips, adding up to an additional 2/3 cup if you like your chocolate chip cookies really "chippy."

  6. Drop the dough, by tablespoonfuls, onto the prepared baking sheets. A tablespoon cookie scoop works well here. Want to make smaller cookies? A teaspoon cookie scoop will yield about 6 dozen 2" cookies.

  7. Bake the cookies for 10 to 11 minutes (9 to 10 minutes for smaller cookies), until their bottoms are barely starting to brown (gently lift one up to peek). They may appear quite light and "undone;" that's OK, you want them to stay soft, so don't over-bake. Also, if you're using a darker cookie sheet without parchment, they'll probably need to bake for a slightly shorter time.

  8. Remove the cookies from the oven, and allow them to cool for 10 minutes before transferring them to a rack to cool completely.

  9. Store cookies, well wrapped in plastic, at room temperature for several days; freeze for longer storage.

Tips from our Bakers

  • Why add vinegar to your cookies? We've found adding a little vinegar to your dough helps cut the sweetness from the sugars and chocolate, plus it reacts with your leavener to give the cookies a bit of extra lightness.