Classic Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

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??) ;)

Classic Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies at www.happyhourprojects.com

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!

Classic Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
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Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375F degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. This recipe yields 4-5 dozen cookies.
  2. Cream together sugars, eggs, vanilla and butter.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together flour and baking soda. Mix your flour mixture into your wet ingredients, adding a little at a time.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Drop by tablespoonfuls (about the size of a walnut) onto baking sheets.
  6. 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?

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