Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
27 mins
Total Time:
37mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 27, 2023

Indulge in the classic taste of homemade chocolate chip cookies. This recipe yields perfectly soft and chewy cookies with a delicious balance of sweet chocolate and buttery dough. With a prep time of just 15 minutes and a final baking time of 12 minutes, you can have warm, fresh-out-of-the-oven cookies in no time. Whether you're baking for a special occasion or simply craving a sweet treat, these classic chocolate chip cookies are sure to satisfy your dessert cravings.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  6. Fold in the semisweet chocolate chips, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  7. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto ungreased baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes.
  10. Transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool completely before serving.

Interesting Facts

  • The invention of the chocolate chip cookie is credited to Ruth Graves Wakefield who added chopped chocolate to her cookie dough at the Toll House Inn in Massachusetts in 1938.
  • The classic chocolate chip cookie recipe has been enjoyed for over 80 years and continues to be a favorite dessert worldwide.
  • Chocolate chip cookies are so popular that there is even a National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day celebrated on August 4th in the United States.