Whether you like crunchy dipping cookies or chewy cookies, I think that chocolate chip cookies are the epitome of an American childhood snack.
There is nothing that makes me feel like a kid again more than a classic chocolate chip cookie.
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In this particular batch of cookies, I used milk chocolate morsels. But you can use semi-sweet or even some dark chocolate chips. Whatever you happen to have in the pantry will work just fine.
This cookie dough gets refrigerated for a while before you do the baking. You should chill it for a least a couple hours, but overnight would be even better.
Enjoy these beauties!
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- 2 3/4 c all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp fine salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 1/2 sticks (1 1/4 c) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 3/4 c brown sugar
- 1 c granulated sugar
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 c milk chocolate chips (or whatever variety you happen to have)
- 1/2 c finely chopped pecans (optional)
- To begin, combine the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder in a bowl. Give them a stir to mix them together.
- In your mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugars on medium-high speed until they are fluffy and pale, about 3-4 minutes.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time, and then add in the vanilla.
- Add in the dry ingredients, and mix on slow speed until it is combined.
- Add in the chocolate chips and pecans. Stir them in by hand.
- Cover the dough with some plastic wrap and refrigerate for t least 2 hours or overnight.
- When you are ready to bake them, heat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Scoop the dough by rounded tablespoons, about 2 inches apart onto parchment paper for a baking stone, or a cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown around the edges, but still a bit soft in the center. Let the cookies cool in place for about 10 minutes, then transfer them to cooling racks to cool completely.