Thursday, November 30, 2017

BEST (and easiest) Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

After close to 10 years of blogging I've somehow never shared my chocolate chip cookie recipe!  I say "my" recipe extremely loosely because it's from the back of a bag of chocolate chips, but I call it "my recipe" because after years of trying a bunch of different chocolate chip cookie recipes it's hands down our favorite.  It's one of the few recipes I don't have to refer back to my recipe card for (I could make these in my sleep!) and I pretty much always have the ingredients on hand for those nights when you just need a warm chocolate chip cookie (or a big ol' bite of cookie dough).  Mason calls these my "bomb dot comb chocolate chip cookies" and we laugh because every  year on Mother's Day when the kids bring home their "I love my mom because..." art one (or both!) of my boys always mentions these cookies. 






I'm definitely not knocking the other chocolate chip varieties I've posted (like the dark chocolate sea salt or salted caramel chocolate chip ), but if you're in the market for a PERFECT basic cookie look no further.

What You'll Need
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 sticks butter, softened (I use margarine)
3/4 cups white sugar
3/4 cups brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
2 cups chocolate chips




What You'll Do
Step 1 - In a large bowl combine the flour, salt and baking soda.  I typically just mix it all together with a fork.



Step 2 - In the bowl of your stand mixer (or another large bowl if you're not using a stand mixer) beat together the butter, sugars and vanilla.  I'm not even going to lie... this is my favorite part to taste test. 






Step 3 - Beat the eggs in one at a time.


Step 4 - Slowly add in the flour mixture, making sure you scrape the sides of the bowl down a couple of times.



Step  5 - Stir in the chocolate chips and chill the dough for about 30 minutes.  Drop by tablespoons onto a cookie sheet.  Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.  Let them cool on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack. 




They're not the best looking cookies ever - but they're SO YUMMY!!!


Happy Baking, friends!!!

16 comments :

  1. What brand is your baking sheet? It looks like it is made for baking cookies!

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  2. I love chocolate chip cookies and these look delicious!

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  3. We are doing some baking this year and secretly delivering to our friends & neighbors... this are definitely going in our goodie box. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Oh yum!! We love us some chocolate chip cookies!! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Yes. What kind of cookie sheet do you use?

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  6. Yummm! I love a good chocolate chip cookie so I will have to try this recipe out :)

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  7. I only make this kind since reading briefly about it on a former blog post of yours! Every time I make these, I receive compliments! My husband even had me make these so he could take him to his Thanksgiving lunch at work last year! These are the best.

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  8. These look so great! My cookie recipe uses shortening and butter combo, but I don't always have shortening on hand so I want to try this one!

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  9. I just made these last night, but in bar form. My mom has made them for years and years and years and they are so delicious!

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  10. try browning your butter in a skillet and then adding it to your cookie dough. It will change the entire cookie in a good way and you may never go back

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  11. This is my go to chocolate chip cookie recipe too....I know it by heart!!!

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  12. Do you use semi-sweet chips or milk chocolate? Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite dessert, I usually use semi-sweet. Just curious!

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  13. These are my go to chocolate chip cookies, too! I usually use half margarine and half crisco. They're so good. I used to always bake them for my students when I was teaching and they'd always mention my famous cookies in their graduation speeches. haha I didn't have the heart to tell them that it was just a few tweeks to the recipe on the package of chocolate chips :)

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