Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Got a craving for homemade chocolate chip cookies? This easy chocolate chip cookie recipe will be ready to satisfy your craving in under 45 minutes!
These easy chocolate chip cookies will be ready in no time!
Note: This recipe contains nuts, gluten, and dairy.
I made these chocolate chip cookies when I had a strong craving for chocolate after dinner. Rather than head to the corner store on the wettest, windiest night of the year to buy a bag of candy, I whipped up these cookies from the comfort of my own cozy kitchen. Instead of using just milk chocolate chips, I added 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips to give this recipe a bit of a slightly more decadent taste.
I used chopped walnuts, but the next time I make these soft chocolate chip cookies, I'm going to try macadamia nuts.
- 1 Cup Salted Butter, Softened at room temperature
- 2 and 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 3/4 Cup Milk Chocolate Chips
- 1/4 Cup Semi-sweet Dark Chocolate Chips
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/3 White Granulated Sugar
- 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
- 2 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Chopped Nuts, Pecans, Walnuts, or Macadamias
Here's a bit of fun trivia to share with your kids or co-workers after you finish making them a batch of these easy chocolate chip cookies.
- To make one pound of chocolate requires 400 cocoa beans.
- The average Canadian eats an average of 12 pounds of chocolate a year. That's 4,800 cocoa beans worth of chocolate!
- And if you think that's a lot of chocolate, the Swiss eat 20 lbs a year, for a total of 8,000 cocoa beans!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Baking Instructions
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F (177 C). Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Set cookie sheet aside.
- Beat butter and white and brown sugars in a mixing bowl, until ingredients are creamy in texture.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add the vanilla and mix until combined.
- In a separate bowl, lightly whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt together.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the bowl of the wet ingredients (sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs).
- Stir in dark chocolate chips, followed by the milk chocolate chips. Then add the final ingredient, the chopped nuts and mix until the dough is firm, yet sticky.
- Pinch off sections of the dough, about 1 - 2 tablespoons of dough per cookie).
- Roll dough into small balls and place on lined cookie sheets, about 1 -2 inches apart. A standard-sized cookie sheet will hold about one dozen cookies.
- Bake on lower shelf until the edges start to brown, about 12 to 14 minutes. Cookies will look puffed up when they're pulled out of the oven, but they'll flatten nicely as they cool. Let the cookies cool right on the sheet, then store them in an airtight cookie tin to preserve the cookies' moist, soft texture.
Put "eat chocolate" at the top of your list of things to do today. That way, at least you'll get one thing done.— Author Unknown
Do you like to bake for other people?
Baking a batch of these easy chocolate chip cookies will make your tummy happy when you each the first one, warm and gooey from the oven. But did you know that baking for other people can actually make you feel good too? In a recent Huffington Post article, a group of psychologist weighed in on why baking for other people can make you feel good. Baking for others is altruistic and when you are baking for people in the midst of emotional stress or upheaval (i.e.; death in the family, illness or other trauma) you may feel a little less helpless in a situation that you have very little control over. Baking is also a creative process and when you bake a dessert and put your own touches on it, you are giving a little bit of yourself to someone else. What do you think? Does baking for other people make you feel good?
© 2014 Sadie Holloway