Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
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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24
Servings
250
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
Approximately 2 dozen cookies

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
  • 2 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
20%
Sugar
22g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Protein
3g
5%
Carbs
32g
11%
Vitamin A
70µg
8%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.3mg
1.5%
Vitamin K
1µg
2%
Calcium
24mg
2%
Fiber
1g
5%
Folate (food)
7µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
37µg
9%
Folic acid
18µg
N/A
Iron
1mg
6%
Magnesium
14mg
4%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.7mg
3.7%
Phosphorus
35mg
5%
Polyunsaturated
0.5g
N/A
Potassium
61mg
2%
Sodium
103mg
4%
Sugars, added
22g
N/A
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
0.3mg
1.9%

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