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:
- 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).
- Beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy in a large bowl.
- Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl.
- Add eggs and vanilla to butter mixture- beat and scrape down sides of bowl with spatula once to ensure mixed well.
- Add flour mixture to butter and beat just until cookie dough comes together.
- Add chocolate chips and beat just until evenly distributed throughout dough.
- Chill in fridge for 10 minutes, for easier handling.
- 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“).
- 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!
- Remove from oven and after 1 minute, transfer to cooling rack to cool completely. Enjoy!