Murloc baking assistant isn't required. You can substitute with a furbolg, whelpling, wyvern cub, gryphon hatchling, or any other suitable sidekick, or go it alone.
Let your assistant mix the dry ingredients for you -- it'll keep him out of trouble. (And more importantly, keep him away from the chocolate chips.)
Mixing together white and brown sugar. "Packed" brown sugar means you smush it down in the measuring cup until it's packed tight -- otherwise you won't get the right amount. Plus it makes a neat cylinder when you dump it in the bowl.
No matter how much the murloc begs, do not let him use the electric mixer. Trust me.
Make sure the sugar, butter and extract is well blended before adding the eggs.
Unless of course you have this handy product. Instead of vanilla extract, I use vanilla powder. It takes much less powder to have the same effect as the extract.
If you're using powder, add it to the dry mix, not the wet. With cookies, sugar and sloppy stuff goes in one bowl, dry in the other, always.
After beating the eggs in, you should have a creamy mixture to work with.
Make sure you add your flour and cocoa mixture a little at a time -- if you try and add it all at once, you'll get flour flying everywhere the second you turn your mixer on. Trust me.
The finished cookie dough should look like chocolate, and taste like it too! Don't eat too much of it though, you're supposed to be baking these things!
Pry the chocolate chips from your greedy cooking assistant. Even if he cries.
Add the chips to the bowl and ignore the sad, sad eyes of your cooking assistant. He will thank you later.
When mixing chips into dough, I prefer using a spoon to gently mix it together rather than using the mixer to do the job.
Give your cooking assistant one of the beaters so he'll shut up.
Drop about a tablespoon of dough per cookie on an ungreased baking sheet. If you like bigger cookies, you can use bigger scoops, but be careful -- if you make them too big, they'll spread too far and meld with each other in a giant cookie mess.
Cookies should look puffy before you take them out of the oven, and set into a puffy cookie shape. These cookies aren't ready to take out just yet!
Don't forget to give your assistant a cookie, even if they did eat half the chocolate chips. Enjoy the treat!