- October 28, 2017 at 11:33 pm #381801
Basic Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup butter,room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups brown sugar,firmly packed
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 to 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Optional: 1/2 to 1 cup chopped nuts
Heat the oven to 350°.
In large mixing bowl cream butter and sugars until light. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until well blended.
Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir into the first mixture, blending well. Fold in chocolate chips. If desired, fold in chopped nuts.
Use a cookie scoop or gently shape into balls about 1 1/2 in in diameter and place 2 in apart on an ungreased or parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
Bake in the preheated 350° oven for 8 to 10 min, or until edges are light brown. Makes about 4 to 5 dozen cookies.
Variations on the Basic Cookie
Instead of all semisweet chocolate chips, use all or half butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, or white chocolate chips. Or use miniature semisweet chocolate chips.
For mint chocolate chip cookies, use chocolate mint chips in place of the semisweet chips, and replace the vanilla extract with 1/2 tsp of mint extract.
For white chocolate macadamia nut cookies, add 2 cups white chocolate chips and 1 cup of chopped macadamia nuts.
Add about 1/2 cup of toffee or Heath Bar chips for extra buttery flavor and candy crunch.
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