Chocolate chip cookies bring back the fondest and happiest memories for anyone who has the pleasure of indulging in a rich, gooey, fresh-from-the-oven, homemade cookie. But since there are infinite ways to bake these tasty treats, and even more ways to make them unique, finding a go-to recipe can be quite overwhelming. Do you stick to the family’s conventional recipe? Or should you risk trying a new one? The stress of turning out a perfect batch of cookies can really take the fun out of the whole process.
So if you want to avoid sifting through the endless chocolate chip cookies recipes online the next time your kid comes home with a last minute bake sale order, just use this simple, fail-safe recipe that won’t let you down!
Classic Oven-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies
What You Will Need:
🍪 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
🍪 2 Cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chip Morsels
🍪 1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
🍪 1 Cup Standard White Sugar
🍪 1 Cup Softened Butter
🍪 2 Eggs
🍪 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
🍪 2 Teaspoons Hot Water
🍪 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
🍪 ½ Teaspoon Salt
🥄 Peanut Butter
🥄 Oats or Granola
🥄 Chopped Walnuts
🥄 White Chocolate Chips
🥄 Macadamia Nuts
🥄 Chocolate-Coated Candies
🥄 Dried Cherries
🥄 Shredded Coconut
❶ Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 Celsius).
❷ Combine butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Mix until smooth
❸ One at a time, beat the eggs into the butter/sugar mix.
❹ Add the vanilla extract and stir.
❺ In a separate bowl, combine baking soda and hot water. Stir until the baking soda is completely dissolved.
❻ Add baking soda/hot water mix to the batter.
❼ Add salt.
❽ Slowly stir in flour, chocolate chips, and any additional ingredients of your choosing.
❾ Drop large spoonful-sized scoops of batter onto an ungreased baking sheet.
✨ Bake Time = 10 – 11 Minutes
❿ After the cookies come out of the oven, allow them to rest for a few minutes before using your spatula to transfer them to a container or serving platter. And don’t forget to enjoy with a cold glass of milk!
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