Best (EVER) Chocolate Chip Cookies

I had this recipe up on my blog sometime back but had to delete the post it was on.  So here it is again, my most favorite, best loved recipe for chocolate chip cookies!

Make some and share, I never make one batch, always at least double them! You will be glad you did AND the dough itself is amazing!

Chocolate Chip cookies!
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 
1/2 teaspoon baking soda  
1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, room temperature  
1/2 cup granulated sugar  
1 cup packed light-brown sugar  
1 teaspoon salt  
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract  
2  eggs  
1 bag mini-chocolate chips
I also like to add nuts of different varieties, different kinds of chocolate chips, etc. 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter with both sugars; beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low; add the salt, vanilla, and eggs. Beat until well mixed, about 1 minute. Add flour mixture; mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Drop heaping tablespoon-size balls of dough about 2 inches apart on baking sheets, I like to use a cookie scoop for uniform sizes.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool on baking sheet 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool completely. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.

Based on a recipe by Martha Stewart with some changes. 


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