Jun 26, 2009
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Chocolate Chip Cookies

By: Jill F. Sandique

Chocolate Chip Cookies

A starter recipe for everyone's favorite cookie.

24 to 36 cookies


1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 1/4 cup sifted all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups dark or white chocolate chips
3/4 cup walnuts, pecans or
      macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped (optional)


1  Preheat oven to 350F.

2  Line some cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

3  In a bowl, cream together butter and sugars until light. Add vanilla extract, then eggs.

4  Meanwhile, sift together flour, salt, and baking soda. Gradually add to the creamed butter mixture.

5  Lastly, add chocolate chips and nuts. (Mix chips if you like! Try semi-sweet and dark chocolate or semi-sweet and mini Kisses.)

6  Scoop into mounds using a spoon or an ice cream scooper and place on cookie sheet, at least 2 to 3 inches apart. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes then remove. Place on racks and cook completely. Store in airtight containers.

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  • Ann 11 months ago Report Abuse
    What oven can you recommend, my budget is minimal and i really really like to try baking, its just that I dont know what oven to buy.
  • cherrylareyes Sep 04 2013 @ 12:41pm Report Abuse
    Hi! Can I substitute the vanilla extract with peppermint? Thanks
  • Jan Feb 27 2013 @ 01:57pm Report Abuse
    What's the size of the scoop or spoon used?
  • evenstar Nov 30 2012 @ 03:21pm View all replies1 Report Abuse
    Hi! I'm a newbie baker, and this recipe caught my attention. It seems easy to do :) Id like to ask though what is the difference between the granulated sugar and the sugar, packed. Are these both white sugar?
  • kimchong101991 Dec 13 2011 @ 09:33pm View all replies1 Report Abuse
    my family and I really like this recipe!! :D

    can i just ask what is the life span of these cookies?
  • Minnette Mar 18 2011 @ 11:39am Report Abuse
    Hi Cheeckyphoebs!

    Cutting down on the sugar will affect the consistency of the cookie. But cutting down on the chips will not. Why don't you tinker with the recipe a bit to get the level of sweetness you want?
  • cheekyphoebs Mar 18 2011 @ 10:16am Report Abuse
    if i cut down the measurements of the chips and sugar (my kids think they're too sweet) will it affect the consistency of the whole mixture? if yes, what adjustment do i have to make?
  • kissyac Nov 27 2010 @ 03:21pm Report Abuse
    what are some techniqus in baking cookies to make it crispy?
  • Ella B. Apr 14 2010 @ 04:06am Report Abuse
    a good recipe to follow for beginners..thanks..
  • carl Feb 28 2010 @ 07:14pm Report Abuse
    best cookie!my kids love it!
  • Jan 19 2010 @ 06:24pm Report Abuse
    For all baked products, not just cookies, it is best to put the pan in the center rack for better distribution of heat.
  • mslanceboxx Jan 18 2010 @ 12:34pm Report Abuse
    in making crispy cookies - u need to stay it in for a little longer than asked- 10 mins for chewy - 12-13mins for crispy(make sure not to burn it) - then off the flame yet keep the cookie in the off oven for 5 more minutes- Also try putting 2 sheet of parchment paper to avoid the browning in the bottom.
    Try using egg yolks in place of a whole egg.
  • mslanceboxx Jan 18 2010 @ 12:33pm Report Abuse
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  • eleanor Jan 13 2010 @ 05:06am Report Abuse
    in baking cookies, what's the best part of the oven to place the baking sheet?
  • Chingkay Nov 22 2009 @ 12:39pm Report Abuse
    i have tried alot of cookie recipes but when i bake them they are not cripsy.. its soft like a brownie or there sometime i need to do or add??
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