Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 22 mins
  • Yield: 36cookies
  • About This Recipe

    “This is an excellent cookie!! Well worth the work. One of my most favorite cookie recipes. From Jim Fobel’s “Old-Fashioned Baking Book”.This is a rich, chewy cookie.”

    Ingredients

  • 2cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1teaspoonbaking soda
  • 1cupunsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1cupfirmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cupgranulated sugar
  • 3teaspoonsvanilla extract
  • 1teaspoonsalt
  • 2largeeggs
  • 2cupssemi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2cupschopped walnuts(optional)
  • Directions

  • Evenly space 2 racks in oven.
  • Heat oven to 350º.
  • Mix flour and baking soda.
  • Beat butter about 1 minute until fluffy.
  • Add sugars, vanilla and salt.
  • Beat until thick and pale, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Beat in eggs until just blended.
  • With spoon, stir in flour mixture, then chocolate and nuts.
  • Drop about 2 tablespoons dough per cookie on ungreased cookie sheets, placing 6 on each sheet.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes (two sheets at a time) until golden brown around edges and only lightly colored on top.
  • Switch sheets halfway through baking so they are cooked evenly.
  • Cool on wire racks 2 to 3 minutes then move cookies to paper towels.
  • Leave on towels for 5 minutes before lifting to wire rack to cool completely.
  • Cool sheets before reusing.
  • Dough can be refrigerated a day or two or frozen.
  • Reviews

  • “A VERY good cookie! I enjoyed making these, the instructions are easy to follow. I didn’t change anything, and I did add the walnuts. The cookies are soft and wonderful right out of the oven, and if you microwave the cold ones for 5 seconds they get soft and wonderful again! They have a great flavor. Very yummy! We will use this recipe a lot! Thanks Sharlene!! “

  • “These cookies are nice and easy enough to make; i cut the recipe. but i must admit i still like “carol’s chocolatechip chippies” better. but thanx for the recipe, sharlene!”

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