Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Top-notch chocolate chip cookies present an exquisite interplay between a subtly crunchy exterior and a tender, gooey core. Brimming with decadent, molten chocolate chips, they orchestrate a melody of sweet yet faintly salty flavors that playfully tantalize the taste buds. With every mouthful, one is transported into a world of sensory delight, surrounded by the intoxicating scent of freshly baked cookies and molten chocolate. The intriguing textural contrast between crunch and chewiness further adds to the allure. These cookies are more than just delightful delicacies; they are cherished traditions that invoke a sense of warmth, nostalgia, and unadulterated happiness.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Baking Time: 10-12 minutes per batch
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons natural vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, blend the room-temperature butter, white sugar, and light brown sugar until it forms a smooth mixture.
  3. Incorporate the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract, ensuring each is well combined before adding the next.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Gradually integrate this into the butter mixture until fully incorporated.
  5. Gently fold in the semi-sweet chocolate chips and nuts (if using), ensuring even distribution.
  6. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto the prepped baking tray, ensuring each is about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges take on a golden-brown hue.
  8. Allow the cookies to rest on the baking tray for 5 minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per cookie):

  • Calories: 180
  • Total Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 25mg
  • Sodium: 105mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 24g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 16g
  • Protein: 2g

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