– 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour – 1/2 teaspoon salt – 1 cup light brown sugar packed – 1/2 cup granulated sugar – 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted – 1 tsp. vanilla extract – 2/3 cup chocolate chips – 2 to 4 tablespoons whole milk
– Place the flour on a baking sheet and toast at 300F for 10 minutes. You can also heat it in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally until an instant read thermometer reads 160F. Let cool completely before using. – In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, stir together cooled flour, salt, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Pour in butter and vanilla extract. Mix until a dry dough forms.
Add chocolate chips and mix on lowest speed (this is “Stir” on KitchenAid machines). – When chocolate chips are evenly dispersed, add whole milk 1 tablespoon at a time with the machine on low speed. Scoop the cookie dough into six 4-ounce jars and twist the lids on tightly (nibble on the rest while you work). Print labels if using (see blog post) or tie on a hand-written tag. Include wooden spoons with the gifts for maximum cute factor!