Original recipe can be found here.
I found this recipe for chocolate chip cookies and I just had to try them. I grew up making Betty Crocker cookies from their bagged mix. I really enjoyed them and I found this recipe be be similar in many ways, but also different. The recipe I made was a recipe from scratch and is standard, cream together butter and sugar, then mix in remaining ingredients. This created cookies with a crackled top. I also made my cookies about twice the size the recipe expected. This recipe didn’t say how big to make the cookies, and I guess I went a little large. Since I went large, about 2 Tbsp of dough per ball, my cookies took a bit longer. The recipe says 8-10 minutes for about 1 Tbsp balls, I found 12 minutes to be about right to keep some moisture in the cookies while still cooking the inside completely. My second batch I baked for 15 minutes, since I was waiting for a bit more browning, but that never came. They were delicious when slightly warm, but once they fully cooled, they were very crunchy, and needed to be paired with a glass of milk. So note with this recipe, not to over cook these cookies! However, this was the easiest cookie dough I’ve ever worked with. This recipe made 24 cookies 3-4 inches in diameter.
What You Will Need
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, or 12 Oz bag, to your taste
1. Heat oven to 375 F. In a large bowl, add softener butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Beat until light and fluffy, and scrape down sides of bowl. Add egg and vanilla and beat until smooth. Add Baking soda and a pinch of salt and briefly mix, then add your flour and mix until fully combined. Add in chips and stir until evenly dispersed.
2. Add 2 Tbsp balls onto 9×13 pans, 2 inches apart. Bake for 11-12 minutes, and not longer. Remove from oven and let cool for 4 minutes before remove from tray and transferring to a cooling rack or serving tray.