Simple Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
I would like to think that I have pretty good eating habits, but one thing I can't deny is my love for ice cream and baked goods. I love cakes, pies, breads, and tarts--but most of all I love COOKIES! You might as well call me Cookie Monster.
I don't have a lot of skill in the kitchen, though--and I definitely don't have a lot of free time to bake. So I've developed this recipe to satisfy my cookie lust while still saving me lots of time.
Since these cookies are so quick and easy to make they're perfect for baking with the kids or if you are new to baking and cooking. You really don't need any experience or expertise.
For Cookie Cutters
If you want to make cookies that you can roll out you only need to use 1 egg.
- 2 3/4 cup Flour
- 1 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/2 cup Butter, melted
- 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
- 2 Eggs
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract or Flavoring
- 1/2 bag Chocolate Chips or Chunks
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F).
- Cream butter, oil, and sugar together in a large mixing bowl.
- Beat in eggs and vanilla.
- Mix in flour gradually and add chocolate chips/chunks. After awhile it may be too hard to mix with a whisk or spoon so you can start working the dough with your bare hands.
- Roll dough into balls and place on cookie sheet about a half an inch apart. You can make quite a few of these if you use a teaspoon to measure the dough, but even when I make them a little bigger I always get a couple dozen. I like to make them small so I can control my son's portions better.
- Bake for 10 minutes, then remove and let cool.
- If cookies are a little resistant, you can pop them off easily with a spoon. These cookies taste their best when they're still warm and the chocolate is still gooey!
This recipe is basically a modified sugar cookie recipe and since it is so simple you could easily change it to experiment with other flavors. Here are some flavor suggestions:
- Substitute vanilla for 2 teaspoons maple syrup and 2 teaspoons cinnamon.
- Substitute vanilla for 2 teaspoons lemon juice.
- Make cookies excluding chocolate chips, then melt chocolate in a bowl and dip half the cookies into the chocolate.
- You can also add sprinkles on top of the cookies before they bake or on the melted chocolate before it cools.
- Substitute chocolate chips with crushed M&Ms, Reese's Pieces, crushed Butterfinger's, chopped Snickers, macadamia nuts, raisins, craisins, almonds, white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or other candies or nuts.
What are your favorite cookies?
Here are some great cookie recipes and ideas I've come across on Pinterest and have added to my Yummy board. As of yet, I haven't tried any of them, but if you see something that peeks your interest and give it a try let me know how it turns out!
Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup - The only reason I haven't tried this is because when I make cookies it's usually for my husband, my son, me, and whoever else who may stop by before they're all eaten. This looks like a quick yummy treat when you're home alone and get a cookie craving but don't feel like baking. This blog has some other yummy microwave treats too like brownies in a cup and Nutella cookies in a cup.
No Bake Cookies - Seriously have to try this one as soon as I can. If you like chocolate, oatmeal, and peanut butter this cookie may be just the thing for you! The recipe for the cookie is closer to the bottom, the first part of the post is a rant about Summer and Autumn. Though the author mentions at the end that the recipe came from an old cookbook, which got me thinking--maybe I should go through some of my own hand-me-down books!
Flourless Fudge Chocolate Chip Cookies - To me these seem more like a chocolate candy than a cookie, but I guess I won't be sure until I give it a try. Honestly, all the chocolate is what has kept me from trying this. I feel I'll go in a chocolate coma haha. But if you love chocolate this is the cookie for you. Let me know what you think if you try it!