Chocolate Chip Cookies

“Cookies are made with butter and love.”

Norwegian Proverb

Ah, the classic chocolate chip cookie! The cookie everyone knows and loves. You can never go wrong with chocolate chip cookies. Make them as a gift for friends, family, and co-workers for the holidays. Give them to loved ones on their birthday. Bake a batch for your Christmas party or as desert for your family or, indulge a little and make a small batch for yourself.

Just the smell of chocolate chip cookies baking is enough to make your mouth water. When you get a whiff of these bad boys it’ll bring back childhood memories of Mom or Grandma baking in the kitchen. The edges are nice and crispy and the center is a mess of warm, gooey, chocolaty-goodness.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Prep time: 10 minutes Baking Time: 8-12 minutes

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chocolate chips or chocolate chunks

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1.5 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Sift flour through a flour sifter into a large mixing bowl.

Add in remaining dry ingredients and mix together using a whisk or a mixing tool of your preference.

Once the dry ingredients are blended together, toss in the soften butter. With a mixer blend the butter into the mixture.

With the mixer still on add one egg at a time and the vanilla extract.

Dollop even sized balls of batter onto a greased cookie sheet.

The oven should be done preheating at this point. Place cookies in the oven. They will take about 8-12 minutes to bake depending on the size of the dough balls you made. Bake until edges are nice and brown.

Allow to cool slightly then, place them gently on a cooling rack to complete the cooling process.

Alternative Ideas

  • Use white chocolate chips or peanut butter chips instead of chocolate.
  • Add a cup of walnuts or pecans to the recipe
  • Use red and green m&m’s instead of chocolate chips for a Christmas look.

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