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Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Course Dessert
Keyword baked, chocolate chip, cookie, edible gift, holidays


  • ½ cup plus ½ tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • cup milk chocolate chips or semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Position the rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 375˚F.
  • Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone sheet.
  • Melt the butter in microwave until all melted. Cool slightly.
  • Whisk the sugars, eggs, butter and vanilla in a large bowl until smooth.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients with a spatula. Make sure not to over mix. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Wet hands slightly. Scoop a heaped tablespoon of the dough onto one hand, and roll the dough into a ball. Put the dough on the baking sheet, and space the dough apart for about 2 inches.
  • Bake until slightly golden for 12 – 14 minutes. For a soft center, 12 minutes is enough. Transfer the cookies to a rack to cool. Serve and enjoy. (Before moving on to the second batch, make sure the baking sheet is cool off.)


  1. For storage, cool the cookies completely. Put them in a tightly sealed container. They can be store up to 5 days.
(Adapted from Food Network Kitchen)