Best Basic Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Best Basic Chocolate Chip Cookies
MC
Meyer Canada

Servings:
3 dozen
Prep time:
00:05
Cook time:
00:12
1 Rating
5

Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat butter and sugars with electric mixer on high speed for 2 minutes until mixture is very fluffy and turns several shades lighter in color. Beat in eggs, vanilla and baking soda for 1 minute, scraping sides of bowl. Mix in flour just until blended. Stir in chocolate and nuts if using. Drop dough by 2 tablespoonful scoops onto baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on pan then transfer with a spatula to a rack to cool completely.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2/3 cup sugar granulated
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 3/4 cups (12.5 oz.) all-purpose flour (lightly spooned into level measuring cups). Can substitute with half whole wheat flour
  • 1 package (12 oz./2 cups) chocolate chips or 8 ounces coarsely chopped chocolate.. You can substitute with peanut butter chips or butterscotch chips, or half chocolate chips.
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Beat butter and sugars with electric mixer on high speed for 2 minutes until mixture is very fluffy and turns several shades lighter in color.
  3. Beat in eggs, vanilla and baking soda for 1 minute, scraping sides of bowl.
  4. Mix in flour just until blended. Stir in chocolate and nuts if using.
  5. Drop dough by 2 tablespoonful scoops onto baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on pan then transfer with a spatula to a rack to cool completely.