I make chocolate chip cookies more than any other kind of cookie. I haven’t posted until now because – well, honestly, I thought all recipes were about the same! But after sampling a few other family recipes recently, and my husband raving about mine (aww, shucks) apparently not every chocolate chip cookie is created equal! This recipe is a keeper, for sure. I just didn’t realize it’s not the same one everyone else is already using. (A quick check on the bag of chocolate chips confirms it – this is different! Who knew??) ;)
This recipe makes a nice soft cookie with the perfect balance of salt and sweet. My husband even has my daughter saying “mama, I love your cookies!” Chocolate chip cookies are always a classic!
- 2 eggs
- ¾ c. sugar
- ¾ c. brown sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 c. softened butter (or shortening)
- 2¼ c. flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 375F degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. This recipe yields 4-5 dozen cookies.
- Cream together sugars, eggs, vanilla and butter.
- In a separate bowl, sift together flour and baking soda. Mix your flour mixture into your wet ingredients, adding a little at a time.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls (about the size of a walnut) onto baking sheets.
- Bake for 8-9 minutes. For soft, chewy cookies, you will need to remove them from the oven before they look totally "done" - as soon as the edges begin to brown. For a crisper cookie, bake one minute longer. You may need to adjust baking times based on the size of your cookies, and your altitude and weather pressure (yes, it makes a difference)!
What’s your family’s favorite cookie?