Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Basic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyone needs a chocolate chip cookie recipe, and this one is the best, according to my family. A bit crispy but still soft and chewy, this recipe has been used by my family for years. You can change this one up by substituting 12 one oz squares of chocolate (chopped) for the chips, and even adding 1/2 cup of Skor Toffee bits.

Adapted From Canadian Living

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups chocolate chips

With an electric mixer, beat the butter until fluffy. Add sugars and beat well. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each. Add vanilla, beat until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt together. Add 1/2 of the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing on low speed until combined. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the remaining flour and then the chocolate chips.

Drop onto cookie sheets with a tablespoon, following my method for shaping. Leave about 2 inches between cookies. Bake cookies, one sheet at a time, for 8-12 minutes at 350 F. Transfer cookies to rack to cool and try to resist eating them while they are still warm. Good luck with that!

Makes about 3 dozen.
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