Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
 
Ingredients
  • Butter, unsalted and at room temperature- 1 cup or 2 sticks
  • Eggs, large- 2
  • Granulated white sugar- ¾ cup
  • Light Brown sugar- ¾ cup
  • Vanilla extract- 1½ tsp
  • All purpose flour- 2¼ cups
  • Baking soda- 1 tsp
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Semisweet chocolate chips- 1½ cups
  • Pecans or Walnuts- 1 cup (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F or 190 degrees C.
  2. In a bowl: combine the flour, baking soda and salt together, keep aside.
  3. If using stand mixer: Add the butter into the stand mixer bowl, using the paddle attachment beat at medium speed till creamy.
  4. Or use electric hand mixer.
  5. Add white and brown sugar, beat for 2 minutes. Using a rubber spatula scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  6. Add eggs, one at a time and beat well after each addition.
  7. Add vanilla extract and beat well.
  8. Add the combined flour, baking soda and salt, beat until well incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl using a rubber spatula.
  9. Add chocolate chips and combine well.
  10. If using nuts, add that and give it a mix.
  11. Use a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  12. For making large cookies, drop 2 tablespoons of cookie batter onto the baking sheet.
  13. For making small cookies, drop 1 tbsp of cookie batter.
  14. Place the baking sheet on the center rack in the oven.
  15. Bake for 18 minutes till golden brown around the edges are formed.
  16. Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool down completely on a wire rack, the cookies will set well.
  17. Enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea or milk.
Notes
Cookie dough can be kept in the freezer, make balls out of the dough and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze them.

After they are frozen, you could place the frozen dough balls in a plastic bag, close and freeze.

While baking, place the frozen dough balls on a baking sheet and bake in a 350 F preheated oven- baking time might have to be increased 15 to 18 minutes.
Recipe by Cooking with Thas at http://www.thasneen.com/cooking/best-chocolate-chip-cookies/