Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ever have a hankering for a fresh baked baked good?  I get these hankerings pretty often, so I love that I can whip up a batch of cookies, to fill that hole in my belly.  The other day, I so wanted to bake, so I decided to whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies, simple but delicious.

This isn’t some crazy, fancy recipe, this is the recipe on the back of every chocolate chip bag.  Wonder if all the recipes are same?  NestleGhiradelli, and Hershey’s all have the exact same recipe.  This recipe is simple and always delicious.  I just love cookies fresh from the oven, especially when you pass it between your hands because it is too hot, and burn your tongue.  That’s all worth it for the taste of the sweet dough and melted chocolate chips.

For those of you in a time crunch, you could whip these up in 30-60 minutes flat including baking.

First, preheat the oven to 350˚F. Next, cream the butter and two sugars in a bowl.  If you are mixing by hand (college kids out there), you want the butter nice and soft.  In the summer, just leave the butter out for 1-2 hours in your air-conditioned house (any longer and you will have butter soup).  In the winter, leave the butter out for an hour or two.  If it’s still pretty firm, give it a quick nuke in the microwave (15-35 seconds at low, low power).  Mix the two sugars and butter until the cows come home.  This is what it should look like, nice and creamy with all the butter mixed in.

Add the two eggs  and the vanilla and then mix.

Add the flour, baking soda, and salt.  Mix just until all the flour is incorporated.  Overbeat and you will have tough cookies.  I forgot to take a picture, but you can figure it out.

Add 2 cups of chocolate chips.  I thought 2 cups wasn’t much, but then I realized it was actually the whole package.  It will seem like a lot of chocolate chips, but boy will they taste good with all the chocolate.


Form this wonderful dough into small balls.  Feel free to pop one in your mouth if you need a snack.  I am guilty of snacking on this dough.  

Put these dough balls onto an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake for 9-11 minutes until golden brown.  If you like cookies that are half raw, go for 9 minutes.  If you like them nice and golden, 11 minutes.

Enjoy with a tall glass of milk if there is any dough left for baking.

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe on the back of every chocolate chip package.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maggie
    Nov 09, 2010 @ 23:40:05

    Good gravy these look delicious. Miss you, miss your baked goods, miss your Southern accent.


  2. Erin
    Nov 11, 2010 @ 22:43:03

    These look WONDERFUL! Can we make them over Thanksgiving? I will help, I promise.

    P.S. I made a lazy cat noise today, and I thought of you.


  3. chemcrewcupcakes
    Nov 12, 2010 @ 10:23:04

    We can bake Erin over Thanksgiving break, as long as you help.


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