Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are so classic!  I like to surprise my husband (and kids) with these cookies and often times use M&M candies instead of chocolate chips - or use Toffee Chips or a mixture of white chocolate and chocolate...  use your imagination and have fun!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 c butter, soft
1 1/2 c packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 t vanilla
2 1/2 c flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 package (about 2 cups)  chocolate chips

Beat butter and brown sugar until well blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.  Mix in flour, baking soda, and salt.  Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop dough in walnut sized portions, 2 inches apart, onto greased baking sheets.

Bake at 400° oven until cookies are lightly browned, about 7-8 minutes. Let set on the baking sheet for about 2-3 minutes before transferring to a cookie rack to cool. If you over bake them, they will be crisp - but not chewy.Print Friendly and PDF