There’s nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies wafting through the house. The combination of warm, gooey chocolate and buttery dough is simply irresistible. Whether you’re baking for a special occasion or just craving a sweet treat, this classic chocolate chip cookie recipe is a must-try!
To start, gather the following ingredients:
– 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
– 1 cup granulated sugar
– 1 cup packed brown sugar
– 2 large eggs
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 3 cups all-purpose flour
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop rounded balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart. Press a few extra chocolate chips onto the tops of each dough ball for added visual appeal.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. The centers may still appear slightly undercooked, but they will firm up as the cookies cool. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Now it’s time to enjoy your freshly baked chocolate chip cookies! They are best served warm, with a glass of cold milk. The combination of the soft, chewy cookie and the melty chocolate chips is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.
These cookies also make great gifts for friends and family. Package them up in a cute tin or cookie jar and watch their faces light up with joy.