Introduction: Chocolate Chip Cookies
In this Instructable, you will learn how to make chocolate chip cookies.These cookies can be made for bake sales, parties, or even a snack for the house.The prep time will take about 15 minutes, the cookies will bake for 9-12 minutes, and the recipe makes about 5 dozen delicious cookies.
You Will Need:
Measuring Cups and Spoons
2 Sticks of Butter (softened)
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Gather all the ingredients and materials you will need. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line the cookie sheets with wax paper or sprinkle flour onto the pan to prevent the cookies from sticking.
Step 2: Dry Mixture
Take 2 ¼ cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1 teaspoon of salt and combine it into a small bowl. (I like to take a whisk or fork to sift the flour a bit because it gives the cookies a better texture)
Step 3: Wet Mixture
In another larger bowl, beat 2 sticks of butter, ¾ cup of granulated sugar, ¾ cup of brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (For the butter to soften, leave it out for at least an hour to get it to room temperature. If not, put the butter in a microwave safe bowl and heat it for 10 second increments until soft.) When this mixture is creamy, add each egg in one at a time and continue mixing until everything is mixed together (second picture).
Step 4: Mixing Wet and Dry
Once the wet mixture is creamy, take the dry mixture and gradually mix it together. Once it is completely mixed together, you should have a ball of cookie dough. Then, stir in your chocolate morsels (For my liking, I use milk chocolate, but feel free to use semisweet, white, or dark chocolate morsels). Pictured is the wet and dry mixtures before putting in the chocolate chips.
Step 5: Prepping the Dough
Prepare the dough to put onto a pan for baking. You can use a tablespoon or just roll the dough into a small ball and put them onto a cookie sheet. The smaller the cookie, the more you will have, so depending on the size you choose, you may have 4-5 dozen cookies.
Step 6: Baking!
Bake the cookies for 9-12 minutes (When the middle of the cookie has risen and looks soft is when I take the cookies out so that they are not too crispy and are soft).
Step 7: Enjoy Your Cookies!
Remove the cookies from the pan and let them cook on a cooling rack or plate (I leave the cookies on the pan for about 2-3 minutes before removing so they can cool, but not long enough where the cookies are stuck to the pan).