Sometimes basic is best.

I had a yen for a chocolate chip cookie tonight.  A plain ol’ chocolate chip cookie.  No cocoa powder, no melted chocolate, no oatmeal, peanut butter, walnuts, coconut, or anything else.  A chocolate chip cookie.

I did make monster-sized chocolate chip cookies, however.  I can only be so traditional, ya know…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups chocolate chips (16 ounces)

Preheat oven to 375°.

Mix together flour, baking soda, and salt.

Beat together butter and sugars in a large bowl with mixer at high speed until light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time to butter mixture, beating until creamy, about 1 minute. Beat in vanilla. Reduce speed to low and mix in flour mixture until just blended, then stir in chips.

Use 1/4 cup disher and scoop 6 cookies onto each parchment-lined sheet pan.  Flatten cookies slightly and bake 13 – 15 minutes.

Makes about 24 cookies.

And I only ate 2 cookies!  Self-control is a remarkable thing!