Saturday, January 15, 2011

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

Classic.  You know, with as many chocolate chip cookies as I have had, you would think I would get sick of them.....but, they are always delicious.  There is something so satisfying about that chocolately, cookie combination that seems to always hit the spot.  Pulling these right out of the oven when they are hot, fresh, and gooey and then cooling it down with a nice glass of milk will never disappoint.  I know there are a TON of chocolate chip cookie recipes out there, but this one has been my favorite for a long time :)  I know, I know, it's quite a claim to say they are the best, but seriously.  MMMMM.  These are the real deal.  See how there are only two cookies in the picture?  Well.....Let's just say I procrastinated taking a picture until a day later, and woke up to only two cookies left!  ha ha.  Apparently there are some cookie monsters in my house..... Anyway, enjoy!  Oh....and just a side note, I usually make half this recipe.....half makes about 3 dozen.

2 cups butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla
3 eggs
6 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
4 cups chocolate chips (I love Ghiradelli milk chocolate!)

1.  Combine butter and sugars, then gradually add vanilla and eggs. 
2.  Sift together flour, salt, and baking soda.  Combine flour and sugar mixture.  Beat well.
3.  Mix in chocolate chips, and drop in teaspoons on a cookie sheet.
4.  Bake at 350 F for 7-9 minutes.  Take them out when they are barely brown.


  1. Can't go wrong with a classic! I actually have some baking away in my oven right now. Delish!

  2. It sounds so good, and it looks divine!! Yum!

  3. That's about as classic as it gets.

  4. Whoa! 2 cups butter and 4 cups chocolate chips? I can't see how this could be bad!

  5. This recipe makes a huge batch of cookies! That's the way I like it;) this is such a nice and simple recipe!

  6. I need to make chocolate chip cookies soon.

  7. There are NEVER enough chocolate chip cookie recipes! I'm always printing out new ones, always trying to find the "perfect" one! Great job!

  8. Cookies aren't something I make regularly in our home. I don't even think I made cookies at all last year. I love cookies though. My problem is that once they are made or someone brings a tray of them I hover like a savage and eat them all. These look so delicious!

  9. wow, love the recipe- looks yum!

  10. There is always room for chocolate chip cookies. The ultimate in comfort food. ;)

  11. chocolate chip cookies will never get old. there's something about them that will makes us blog about for years to come :)

    yours look delicious. thanks for sharing the recipe with us.

    hope you'll have a wonderful week

  12. It's a sign of a great recipe that when you go to snap the photo the goods have disappeared!