Delicious Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies on a cooling rack

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.

Ingredients for 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.

Mixing the butter and sugars

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.

Adding chocolate chips to the cookie dough

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.

Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies

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.

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