Every baker has a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe in their back pocket, this one is mine. I use a mix of semi-sweet and dark chocolate chips to bake the BEST EVER chocolate chip cookies to please my favorite cookie monsters!!!
Cookie Monster’s favorite cookie is, of course, the chocolate chip cookie. I’d say that furry monster has pretty good taste, because it’s my favorite, too! I like my chocolate chip cookies to be crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, and this recipe fills the bill! I’ve been making these cookies for years for friends and family, and they are always a hit. Only one time did a child refuse to eat these cookies, but I found out that she was used to having MILK chocolate chip cookies, while my cookies use a mix of semi-sweet and dark chocolate chips. I personally believe that REAL chocolate lovers like dark chocolate, but to each their own! My kids gobble these up, but they don’t know any better, they’ve been eating dark chocolate since they were babies! 😉
The inspiration for this recipe comes from the back of the bag of Ghirardelli chocolate chips. Fancy, right? 😉 I know Toll House is supposedly the household name when it comes to chocolate chips, but I rely on Ghirardelli chocolate for just about every recipe, and it hasn’t failed me yet!
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups chocolate chips (I use a mix of semi-sweet & dark chocolate)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl, set aside.
- Cream butter with sugar and brown sugar in a mixing bowl on a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
- Add vanilla and eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed until incorporated.
- Gradually blend dry mixture into creamed mixture.
- Sitr in chocolate chips.
- For best results, chill dough at least 12 hours.
- Drop by tablespoon onto ungreased or Silpat lined cookie sheets.
- Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.