So my kids request chocolate chip cookies all the time. It’s their go to. They’ll request peanut butter cookies or even oatmeal cookies from time to time but chocolate chip cookies are their hands down fave. I have been making these cookies, that my grandmother wrote from memory on an index card for me maybe 15 years ago! They are so good. The longer you bake them the darker and harder they get (of course) and the shorter the baking time, the softer they will be!
Granny’s Chocolate Chip Cookies:
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, soft
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips (I used ‘chunks’ today)
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Easy peasy, first preheat your oven to 375F. Then, all you do is whisk the flour with the baking soda, baking powder and salt. Then in your mixer (or a bowl with a spoon if you prefer / are stronger than my wee little arms) cream the butter with both sugars, and then add the eggs and vanilla. At this point, I slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until just incorporated. Then stir in the chocolate chips / chunks!
I bake a dozen at a time, using a rounded tablespoon and a lined baking sheet. For super soft light cookies, bake for 14 minutes. For darker, crisper cookies, bake for 20 minutes. Always check on the first batch, we never really know the differences in our ovens until we burn something!