Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Chocolate Chip Cookies


Chocolate chip cookies.  The most basic sweet treat.  And sometimes the most complex.  Milk chocolate or semi-sweet.  Or both, and call it double chocolate.  Add cocoa to the batter, and you've just upped your cookie game to triple chocolate.  Some swear by cornstarch to keep them soft.  Or ground oats for a subtle crunch.  Chocolate chunks instead of chips, for big pockets of melty chocolate.  Maybe a sprinkle of sea salt for a gourmet touch.



But sometimes you have to keep it simple.  They don't last long enough around here to justify anything complicated.  This recipe made 36 cookies and by the time they were finished cooling, there were 16 left.  I ate two.

Oh, and I used my super shiny, brand spanking new, grown-up mixer for these.  A Christmas present from my hubby.  I have never been so excited to cream together butter and sugar.

For real.

Crispy at the edges and chewy in the middle.  Chocolate chip cookie perfection.



Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Beat together butter and both sugars until fluffy.  Be sure to admire the paddle as it perfectly beats it's way around the bowl.  Beat in eggs and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.  Stir into butter mixture until combined.  Stir in chocolate chips.

Scoop (approx. 2 tbsp scoops) onto cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes, or until edges are golden brown and firm to the touch.  Allow to cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to cooling racks.



32 comments:

  1. This is gonna be perfect with my coffee and Bailey's - thanks! :)

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  2. that graphic is to true!!! LOVE homemade choc chip cookies!!!!

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    1. Isn't is though? Nothing worse than a raisin masquerading as chocolate! Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Those look amazing and I entirely agree with you. Raisin cookies disguised as chocolate chip are an abomination! 😉

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  4. Chocolate chips cookies are my favorite cookies, and they don't last long in my house either. I eat more than two, though. ;)

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  5. What a great use for your new mixer! There is just something so special about a really good (and simple) chocolate chip cookie. I haven't made a batch in a while and now I am craving them!

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  6. I am truly a CCC fangirl. I have to try these. Thanks so much. (I popped in from Inspire Me Monday)

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  7. Your cookies look so good.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe to make them at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

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  8. They look delicious Jenn !
    But I'm mostly jealous about your brand new shiny mixer - I've been sourcing one for ages and the costs sends me back to my hand mixer lol !
    I bought my daughter one a couple of years ago and THAT was 250.00 on sale half price - lucky lucky you !
    Happy New Year !
    XOXO

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  9. The chocolate chip in my house are always the first to go, but for some reason I'm able to resist them . . it's the family recipe for oatmeal cookies that are a problem for me. . .I always eat too many. Happy New Year and thank you so much for sharing your recipe with us at Brag About It!
    ~Laurie

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  10. These look delicious, and now of course I would like some :)

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  11. You just can't beat a good old chocolate chip cookie. Looking at your recipe it occurs to me that simple changes can result in a slightly different but still delicious cookie. Thanks for sharing on Tips & Tricks.

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  12. Hello Jenn,
    this is a great recipe!
    I found your bog over Google+ #GrowingCirclesHop!
    many greetings to you
    Uwe

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  13. These look yummy!!

    Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop ..

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  14. Thank you for linking up at the Let's Get Real Weekly Link Party #123. Will be tweeting. Be sure to link up with us next week, Thursday 5 p.m. EST

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  15. Hi Jennifer, There's nothing like a new mixer to give you that urge to cook!I'm always on the look out for a decent chocolate chip cookie recipe, so I'll be pinning this recipe for future reference. Do they freeze well?

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  16. Ooh - chewy in the middle. Sounds like my kind of cookie!

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  17. These look nice - love chewy ones! & I love that quote about the raisins - so true! #weekendbloghop

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  18. I don't think there's anything quite as soul-warming as a fresh chocolate chip cookie!

    Thanks for linking up with The Alder Collective! Your post has been pinned to our group party board. We'll hope you'll join us next Tuesday at 8 pm EST!

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  19. This seriously is my favorite type of cookie!!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  20. I Love chocolate chip cookies - thank you for sharing with Pin worthy Wednesday

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  21. So sorry that made me snort with laughter .. raisons in cookies are evil! lol
    Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

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  22. I just love a great Chocolate Chip Cookie and your recipe looks awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  23. Wow those cookies look really tasty! Better not show the Hubby, he'll be requesting freshly baked cookies every day! ;)

    Thanks for linking up to #PoCoLo, hope to see you again this Friday. xx

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  24. These look so so good!! I love chocolate chip cookies, even today! And luckily these seem simple.. Cant wait to give these a go. Thanks for linking up at #SaucySaturdays

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  25. Now I am craving chocolate chip cookies! They look sooo good! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate It!

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  26. These look really easy! Thanks for sharing on What's for Dinner (or should I say, dessert!)

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  27. I think Chocolate chip cookies are an all time favourite - my husband loves them so I might treat him and make some. Thanks for sharing with us at #overthemoon

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  28. Nothing beats fresh baked cookies, chocolate chip or raisin! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us at Merry Monday.

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  29. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday, #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings for more sharing fun! Don't forget to Comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured!

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