If you are searching for a good recipe for chocolate chip cookies, stop right here! These creamy, moist cookies are perfect when warm from the oven. They have a light, soft texture and are very simple to make.
Step 1: Prepare Your Ingredients
You will need:
2 1/4 cups unsifted flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter(2 sticks)
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 package(2 cups) of chocolate chips
Step 2: Flour Mixture
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Begin mixing flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl, and set aside.
Step 3: Wet Ingredients
Heat the butter until softened. Put butter in a large bowl or mixer and add the sugars and vanilla extract. Beat until creamy. Next, add in the eggs and continue to beat.
Step 4: Add Dry Ingredients
Gradually add the flour mixture, 1/4 cup at a time to the wet ingredients. Continue mixing until smooth and creamy.
Step 5: Add Chocolate Chips
In this case, I only had half a bag of chocolate chips. It is better to use a whole bag, though. I just add them and stir them into the mixture. An optional thing to add would be 1 cup of chopped nuts.
Step 6: Prepare for Baking
Put onto ungreased cookie sheet. Space the dough 2-3 inches apart
Step 7: Baking
Bake for 8-12 minutes. You don't want it to be too cooked because it continues cooking after removing from oven. Remove when edges are brown but center looks slightly undercooked. This is the secret to the perfect, light texture.
Step 8: Cooling
If you lightly touch it after removing it from the oven and there is an indentation, it is just fine. As it sits on the cookie sheet, it will continue to cook as it cools down. Leave it there about until the sheet is cool enough to touch, and then remove. Enjoy!