There’s nothing my family loves more than homemade chewy chocolate chip cookies, fresh out of the oven. I’ve been using the same recipe for years and if I ever try something new, they usually ask me to go back to the original.
It’s from a cookbook of family recipes my Mom gave me when I went away to university. (Fun fact: they are the same cookies my Mom made me as a kid!) Despite my own additions to this cookbook over the years, you’ll still find only ONE chocolate chip cookie recipe in there, and for good reason – because (IMHO) it’s the best. 🙂 Enjoy!
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla; then add eggs and beat well with an electric mixer.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
- Add the dry mixture to the creamed mixture, then stir in chocolate chips (and chopped nuts, if desired).
- Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet(s).
- Bake at 350℉ / 175℃ for 8 minutes, or until edges of cookies are light brown.
- Cool slightly before removing from cookie sheet.
- Cooking time noted is for a convection oven; conventional oven cooking time may vary slightly.
- Tip: For fresh cookies anytime, roll dough in waxed paper (in logs), then place in a tightly sealed plastic bag and freeze them. The next time you're ready for cookies, remove one log from the freezer, cut, and bake!