Chocolate chip cookies are a classic dessert that is loved by people of all ages. They are easy to make and can be customized to your liking by adjusting the amount of chocolate chips or adding different ingredients like nuts or dried fruit. Here’s a basic recipe for making chocolate chip cookies that yields about 24 cookies:
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set it aside.
- In a separate large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing well after each addition.
- Stir in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
- Roll the dough into balls about the size of a golf ball and place them on the prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches of space between them.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
- Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Enjoy your homemade chocolate chip cookies!
This is a classic and basic recipe, you can add nuts like pecans or walnuts or change the chocolate chips to dark chocolate or milk chocolate. You can also add a tablespoon of instant coffee powder to enhance the chocolate flavour. Also, baking time may vary depending on the size of the cookie balls and your oven.