I make these for everybody -- my kids, my sexy husband, gigi and papa, mimi and papa.
Butterscotch chips are fantastic, too.
Fairly thin, but soft and chewy.
Some might even say they are just good, old-fashioned, down-home chocolate chip cookies.
UPDATE: These are good, easy crowd-pleasers. However, if you're looking for the perfect chocolate chip cookie and don't mind the extra effort, try out the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1 heaping teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups (about 12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips, vanilla chips, cherry chips, butterscotch chips, etc.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two or three cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Whisk flour and baking soda together and set aside.
With mixer on medium speed, beat together butter and the white and brown sugars until fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Add eggs, vanilla and salt and beat until well-combined, about 1 minute. Add flour mixture and beat until just combined. With spatula, stir in chips.
Drop tablespoon-sized balls of dough on lined baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches between cookies.
Bake for about 8 to 9 minutes, until cookie edges turn light brown, but are still soft in the middle, rotating baking sheets halfway though the bake time.
Allow cookies to cool on the sheet for 1 or 2 minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool completely.
Cookies can be stored in airtight container for up to 1 week.