With the Holidays upon us I am pulling out my holiday cookie recipes starting with chocolate chip cookies! There may be some more interesting cookie options these days but it’s hard to resist the the classic chocolate chip cookie, especially fresh from the oven and still warm! They’re not just for Santa! This is my best chocolate chip cookie recipe and it’s a pretty standard one that’s super easy make and all sorts of soft and chewy! All said and done, you can whip up a batch and be enjoying them is less than 30 minutes! My holiday cookie platter just wouldn’t be complete without chocolate chip cookies!
Feel free to add extras, like nuts, crumbled candy canes, etc.
Use different kinds of chocolate!
You can add a little extra flour to stop them from spreading out as much.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
The ultimate, irresistible soft and chewy homemade chocolate chip cookies!
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
- Cream the butter and sugars before beating in the egg followed by the vanilla.
- Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
- Mix the flour mixture into the wet mixture before gently folding the chocolate chips.
- Scoop the dough, 1-2 tablespoons, at a time, form into balls and place them on baking sheets lined with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat, 2 inches apart from each other.
- Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until the just start to turn lightly golden brown along the edges, 8-10 minutes.
- Let cool and enjoy!
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