Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
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Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Carly Goldsmith

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

There is almost nothing better than the smell of chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven. The rich, comforting aroma brings back cozy childhood memories of gooey cookies and big glasses of milk. This version of the classic delivers on smell, taste, and texture — and just the right amount of chocolate chips. I like to use a mixture of milk chocolate and semisweet chips for the perfect balance, but any combination of flavors will work here. Eat them fresh out of the oven with a big glass of milk for a real throwback treat. 

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/4  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 3/4  teaspoons  baking soda
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  pound  butter
  • 3/4  cups  granulated sugar
  • 3/4  cups  light brown sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • eggs
  • 8  ounces  milk chocolate chips
  • 8  ounces  semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

In a medium-sized bowl, sift the flour and mix together with the baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter. Add the sugars and mix until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl to make sure everything is incorporated. Add the vanilla and stir. Add the eggs one at a time and mix until combined. Add the flour mixture gradually and stir until all ingredients meld together. Add the chocolate chips and mix to incorporate. 

On a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, place a scoop of the dough (about 1 tablespoon) approximately every 2 inches. Bake until the edges are just golden brown (about 7-9 minutes). Remove from oven and place cookies on a cooling rack. 

Serve warm.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
33g
25%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Calcium, Ca
33mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
39µg
10%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
18mg
6%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
63mg
9%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
274mg
18%
Water
9g
0%

Chocolate Chip Cookie Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.