Now. Before you get bored with the fact that we are just doing plain, ol' chocolate chip cookies today, let me tell you. This is the best chocolate chip cookie recipe I have ever had. These cookies are specifically asked for anytime I am needed to bring treats or a dessert to an event. They are soft and chewy AND they stay that way even days after they've been made.
These are the cookies I grew up eating; my mom made them all the time, and I love them. They are perfect all on their own and/or with a glass of milk. But they are also perfect for making ice cream sandwiches with. Just make them a little larger than normal, slap some ice cream between two of them and yumm-o!!
So, without further ado...here's the recipe for THE Best Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 1/3 c. butter (do NOT substitute margarine!)
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
12 oz chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375.
Cream butter and sugars together; add eggs and vanilla.
Mix in all of the dry ingredients and then gently stir in the chocolate chips.
Bake for approximately 8 minutes (the tops of your cookies should just barely be turning brown). Remove from oven and let sit on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.
By the way? This dough is perfect on its own, before being cooked.
Just sayin' - in case you're a cookie dough sort of person.