We figured it out! After years of testing, and tweaking, and tasting, we've finally perfected our recipe for amazing chocolate chip cookies. All who try them agree. It usually only takes one bite before they are asking for the recipe and here it is! You're welcome! Enjoy!!
--The recipe is simple and goes together quickly making it a great go-to for those "Hey Mom, I forgot to tell you a need a treat for the party tonight" moments.
--The texture is perfectly crispy on the outside and soft in the middle.
--The recipe is adjustable... use wheat or white flour (our tasters have not usually been able to tell the difference), quick or regular oats (most tasters like the quick if you are not sure), and milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips... you choose.
--A little vanilla ice cream with a drizzle of caramel sauce perched on top of these babies looks and tastes amazing.
Simply Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 3-4 dozen
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 8-10 minutes per baking sheet
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 cups flour- white or wheat
- 2 cups oats- quick or regular
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 cups chocolate chips- milk or dark
- Place butter and sugars in a medium bowl and mix with a mixer until creamy.
- Add the eggs and vanilla and mix again until creamy.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Add the chocolate chips and mix briefly.
- Shape about 2 tbsp. dough into a ball or use a cookie scoop and place on greased or lined baking sheet.
- Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.
- Let cool and enjoy.
TIPS AND TRICKS:
--Don't really worry about over mixing the dough, however don't over-bake them. As soon as you see a hint of golden color take them out of the oven.
--Oh, yes, of course, the dough is better than the cookies. If you have worries about eating it with raw eggs in it, replace the fresh eggs with powdered eggs. You won't notice a difference in the cookies and you can eat the dough to your heart's content.
--Add the chocolate chips after the dough is completely mixed and then mix them in just enough to distribute them through the dough. Mixing any more at this point with break up the chips.
--If you don't have enough chocolate chips or want to try something new, cut your favorite candy bar into chunks and mix that in instead.
--A regular cookie sheet will hold 12-15 cookies at a time. Overcrowding them on the sheet may cause the cookies to run into each other while baking.