- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 & 1/2 tsp tsp vanilla extract
- 2 & 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 (12 oz) package of semi-sweet chocolate chips
Beat butter and sugars at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until blended. Combine flour, soda and salt in a small bowl; gradually add to butter mixture, beat well. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 14 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 5 dozen (Note: I always double this recipe)
Chocolate Chip with nuts: 1 & 1/2 cups toasted chopped pecans or walnuts may be added to the cookie dough.
Almond-Toffee Chocolate Chip: Reduce chocolate chips to 1 cup. Add 1/2 cup slivered toasted almonds and 1 cup almond toffee bits.