There’s nothing quite like the comforting aroma of freshly baked cookies wafting through the house. And when those cookies happen to be homemade chocolate chip cookies, it’s even better. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, this recipe will guide you in creating the most delightful batch of chocolate chip cookies.
To make these cookies, you’ll need the following ingredients:
– 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
– ½ teaspoon salt
– 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
– ¾ cup granulated sugar
– ¾ cup packed brown sugar
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 2 large eggs
– 2 cups chocolate chips
Now that you have your ingredients ready, let’s get started!
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Step 2: In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
Step 3: In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. You can use a stand mixer or hand mixer for this step.
Step 4: Add the eggs one at a time to the butter and sugar mixture, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
Step 5: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Avoid overmixing as it can result in tough cookies.
Step 6: Gently fold in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed throughout the cookie dough.
Step 7: Using a cookie scoop or a tablespoon, drop rounded dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
Step 8: Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 9-11 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges. The centers may appear slightly underbaked, but they will firm up as they cool.
Step 9: Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
These homemade chocolate chip cookies are absolutely irresistible when enjoyed warm and gooey. They also freeze well, so don’t hesitate to make a double batch and save some for later.