Chocolate chip cookies are pretty basic. I feel like everyone should know how to make them (and no, scooping them out of a tollhouse container and popping them in the oven does NOT count.) I made these over the weekend because I had some friends over for a movie and pizza. People were pretty impressed, and I promised my friend Lauren I would post the recipe, so here it is:
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1.) Preheat your oven to 350 (if your oven is like mine and doesn’t have degrees on the knob, turn it a little over half way)
2.) Cream the sugars and butter. I don’t have an electric mixer, so I melt down the butter in the microwave for about 45 seconds – you don’t want it to be completely liquid, but just soft enough that you can mix it. If you have an electric mixer, well then GOOD FOR YOU RICHIE RICH.
3.) Add vanilla and eggs and mix in well. I put a little more than a tablespoon of vanilla in because I fucking LOVE vanilla. So up to you.
4.) Combine dry ingredients together and gradually add to creamed mixture.
5.) Add in your chocolate chips. Like with the vanilla, feel free to use more than the recipe suggests.
6.) Taste the dough to make sure it’s not poisonous. Repeat this step as often as necessary.
7.) Roll into 1 1/4″ balls and place on non-stick cookie sheets, about 2″ apart.
8.) Bake for 10-12 minutes and viola! Delicious homemade chocolate chip cookies.
This makes a BUTTLOAD of cookies (see image above), so make sure you have somewhere to take them or are about to self-indulge in a shit-load of sugary goodness.