Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

It seemed fitting to start this blog off with a classic! This is by far the best Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe I have tried. One thing I have learned about these cookies is that they are only as good as the ingredients you use. If you want really delicious cookies use good quality chocolate chips and real vanilla extract. These cookies are dense and chewy and delicious. I'm positive your family will love them as much as mine does!

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla, divided
2 eggs
3 1/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Cream together butter and sugars. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and eggs, mix well. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add half of flour mixture to creamed mixture, mix well. Add remaining flour mixture, mix well. Add 2 teaspoons vanilla and mix just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.

Spoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 7-9 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

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