Chocolate chip cookies are a go-to favorite dessert, sweet snack, or after-school treat. They are soft, thick, bricks of chocolate chunks and buttery dough baked into a heavy, milk-loving cookie that is my most favorite chocolate chip cookies of all time. We’ll show you how easy chocolate chip cookies can be!
Here is your
- 8 tablespoons salted butter
- ½ cup white sugar
- ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1½ cups all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt ¾ cup chocolate chips (or use combination of chocolate chips and chocolate chunks)
Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Microwave the butter for about 40 seconds to just barely melt it into almost, liquid form (it shouldn’t be hot).
- Using a stand mixer beat the butter with the sugars until creamy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat on low speed until just incorporated – 10-15 seconds or so (if you beat the egg for too long, the cookies will be stiff).
- Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until it crumbles. Use your hands to press the crumbles together into a dough. It should form one large ball that is easy to handle (right at the stage between “wet” dough and “dry” dough). Add the chocolate chips and incorporate with your hands.
- Roll the dough into 12 large balls (or 9 for HUGELY awesome cookies) and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes until the cookies look puffy and dry and just barely golden. Warning: DO NOT OVERBAKE IF YOU WANT TO KEEP THEM SOFT. This advice is probably written on every cookie recipe everywhere, but this is essential for keeping the cookies soft. Take them out even if they look like they’re not done yet (see picture in the post). They’ll be pale and puffy.
- Let them cool on the pan for a good 30 minutes or so. They will sink down and turn into these dense, buttery, soft cookies that are the best in all the land. These should stay soft for many days if kept in an airtight container. I also like to freeze them.
If you find that the dough is wet and it REALLY sticks to your hands, you probably need a little more flour. This is important otherwise you’ll have flat cookies. You can add a few tablespoons at a time to get it to the right consistency. You should be able to roll the balls of dough between your hands without any issues.