Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
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Chocolate chip cookies represent half of the cookies baked in
American homes each year. I remember getting off of the school
bus and walking into our house that smelled like fresh baked
cookies! The aroma of these chocolate chip cookies still bring
back wonderful memories for me, and I know they are making great
memories for my family each and every time I bake them.
This chocolate chip cookie recipe
will produce a treat that is sure to please everyone in your house!
It's easy enough that you can whip up a batch of these cookies (or
even a half a batch) just after dinner so you and your family can
have warm cookies for dessert. Add a glass of milk and the
smiles will broaden even more.
For some additional tips on baking cookies, see our article on
tips for baking cookies.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients
• 3/4 cup sugar
• 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
• 1 cup butter, softened
• 2 large eggs,beaten
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 3/4 teaspoon salt
• 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
• if desired, 1 cup chopped pecans, or chopped walnuts
Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Directions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix sugar, brown sugar, butter,
and eggs in a large bowl by hand. Stir in flour, baking soda,
and salt. The dough will be very stiff.
You can even use a Kitchen Aid mixer for this
first step. I use the batter attachment and mix on a lower
setting. Just be sure that the dough is well mixed before
chocolate chips by hand. You'll need to use a sturdy wooden
spoon for this and a bit of muscle. You can add the pecans, or
other nuts, at this time if desired. Keep stirring and folding
the chocolate chips and nuts into the dough until they are evenly
dispersed. (This makes sure you have enough chocolate in each
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches
apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. The
chocolate chip cookies
need to be this far apart because the dough spreads during cooking.
No one wants to cut the cookies apart after baking.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown.
You may even think that the chocolate chip cookies are underdone,
but they will finish cooking through out of the oven. If you
leave them in too long, the cookies will be tough or crispy.
(My kids eat them anyway. I always over cook at least one
sheet because of the phone, a child wanting some attention or some
The centers will be soft. Let cool
completely then remove from cookie sheet. I use a flat spatula
to remove the cookies from the sheet. It helps to get them off
quickly. If you try to remove the cookies while they are still
warm, the chocolate chips are still very soft and this can cause a
very big mess as well as messy looking cookies.
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