If there were one chocolate chip cookie recipe I could bake up and eat for the rest of my life, this would be it! These chocolate chip cookies are giant, soft on the inside, slightly crunchy on the outside, perfectly buttery, and everything a chocolate chip cookie should be. Thanks to my wonderful Mother-and-Grandma-in-love for sharing this recipe with me, and making them numerous times over the years! I don’t think any family get together is complete without these cookies. For a wedding gift my sweet Grandma-in-Law gave me a binder full of family recipes, with this one in it, and I think it’s safe to say I’ve made this recipe the most.
I’m so excited to be able to share this recipe with you all. Not only is this recipe easy to follow it’s also fun to customize to your liking. We like the cookies best with a half and half mixture of white chocolate chips and semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips, but they can be made with just one kind if you prefer. They’re also great with nuts like walnuts, or macadamia nuts. One tip I learned from my MIL is to add extra vanilla for kicks, it makes them even more delicious. In this batch I halved the entire recipe, because there’s only two of us and we definitely don’t need to eat 20 cookies each, but I still used the full amount of vanilla, and they were so delicious and full of flavor! 😉 You can’t go wrong with this recipe.
First off, cream together the wet ingredients, then combine with the dry ingredients. Mix in those chips and try your best to not eat all of the dough 😉 Scoop them out and bake them up…Enjoy your perfect cookies, as many as you want in one sitting, or one a day, or have one for breakfast and 5 for dinner. You do you, I won’t judge. 🙂 Eric loves his cookies warm out of the oven and thinks I’m so weird because I like mine best at room temperature. I told him it’s because when the cookies are warm it’s all about the chocolate, but when they’re room temp you get all the flavors from the butter, salt, vanilla, brown sugar and chocolate chips.. needless to say he thinks I’m a weirdo but I like what I like, which includes him 😉
Hope you enjoy this Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe as much as our family does and share them with all your loved ones. 🙂
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes about 40 cookies
Preheat oven to 325º F
1 pound salted butter, at room temp.
2 cups brown sugar
1 and ½ cups sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
6 cups all-purpose flour
1 and ½ teaspoons baking soda
1 and ½ teaspoons salt
4 cups white or semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips or combination
2 cups walnuts (optional)
In a large mixing bowl using a hand-mixer or in a stand-mixer cream together butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. In a separate mixing bowl mix together flour, salt and baking soda. Mix the dry ingredient mix into the wet mix in a few batches, making sure it’s all thoroughly mixed together. Lastly, using a rubber spatula fold in the chocolate chips. At this point the mixture should be sticky and dry.
Use an ice cream scoop to scoop out leveled-out balls of dough onto a nonstick cookie sheets. Place the cookie dough balls about 2 inches apart, they’ll spread out quite a bit.
Place the cookie sheets into the oven and bake for 6 minutes. At the 6 minute mark switch the cookie sheets, so the bottom sheet will then go on the top rack and the top sheet will go on the bottom rack. Bake for an additional 6 minutes. Total bake time: 12 minutes
Remove cookies from oven, they’ll be really soft, give them a few minutes to firm up before moving them to cooling racks. Enjoy warm or place them in an airtight container for up to a week.
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