When my kids were growing up, I loved it when they’d bring their friends to our house to hang out; and one way to make sure they did was to always have fresh-baked cookies. As usual for me, I found a recipe and added a little of this and changed a little of that to make it my own. The result is a pretty darn good chocolate chip cookie … if I do say so myself. And if you don’t believe me, I’ve gotten a few testimonials from my Days of Our Lives co-workers – who have also enjoyed them over the years.
These are super easy to make, so I typically keep the ingredients on-hand so I can make them for my kids, friends or co-workers on a whim. Try these out and let me know what you think. And, if you have a cookie recipe you love – I’d love for you to share yours too!
- 2 sticks of softened unsalted butter (I use a microwave to soften)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 2 ¼ Cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups of chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- In an electric mixer beat brown sugar, white sugar and the butter. My mixer is free standing so I turn it on and work on the other ingredients…basically beating it to death!
- Add vanilla and eggs (one at a time) and continue beating until mixed thoroughly. Turn mixer off.
- In a separate bowl sift the flour, baking soda and salt. Turn mixer back on and slowly add to butter/sugar mixture.
- Add two bags of chocolate chips and beat until thoroughly combined.
- Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (this makes a big difference). I use two tablespoons and drop out 12 to a cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until dark golden brown and flat.
- Remove cookies promptly and cool on rack.