classic chocolate chip cookies


choco chip

a classic

When friends come over last minute, this is usually my go to! Most of the time I have all the ingredients I need for the classic chocolate chip cookie (unless my husband has secretly been eating chocolate chips and I go into the pantry to find a near empty bag!).  Last night we had friends over for the hockey game (go sens go!) and these were definitely a welcome treat.  I’m pretty sure my preggo friend ate 4 of them before she cut herself off!

prep: 10-15 min  bake: 8 min  yield: 40 cookies

what you need:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temp
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

what to do:

  1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper- set aside. If your oven takes forever to heat up, preheat now to 350 F (325 F if convection).
  2. Beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy in a large bowl.
  3. Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla to butter mixture- beat and scrape down sides of bowl with spatula once to ensure mixed well.
  5. Add flour mixture to butter and beat just until cookie dough comes together.
  6. Add chocolate chips and beat just until evenly distributed throughout dough.
  7. Chill in fridge for 10 minutes, for easier handling.
  8. Using a spoon or cookie scoop, portion out cookies and roll quickly to form round balls; I made my just smaller than golf balls. Place 6-8 on each sheet- making sure they aren’t too close to each other. (At this point, you can save some for a later date! See “ready to go cookie dough“).
  9. Bake in the centre of the oven for 8 minutes (this will depend on how big your cookies are- keep an eye on them for the first round so you know your exact time) – it’s okay if the centre doesn’t look completely cooked-slightly underdone makes the cookie chewy!
  10. Remove from oven and after 1 minute, transfer to cooling rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

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