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Making homemade chocolate chip cookies is a delightful and delicious endeavor.

Here's a step-by-step guide to help you bake a batch of classic chocolate chip cookies:

homemade chocolate chip cookies
Making homemade chocolate chip cookies


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar (light or dark)

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

  • Optional: 1 cup of chopped nuts (e.g., walnuts or pecans)

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). This allows the oven to reach the desired temperature while you prepare the cookie dough.

Step 2: Cream the Butter and Sugars

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. You can use an electric mixer or a wooden spoon to do this. Mix until the mixture is light and fluffy.

Step 3: Add Eggs and Vanilla

  • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

  • Stir in the vanilla extract.

Step 4: Combine Dry Ingredients

  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt.

Step 5: Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients

  • Gradually add the dry ingredient mixture to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix the dough.

Step 6: Add Chocolate Chips (and Nuts)

  • Gently fold in the chocolate chips. If you're using nuts, add them at this stage as well.

Step 7: Scoop and Drop

  • Using a cookie scoop or a spoon, drop rounded tablespoons of cookie dough onto ungreased baking sheets. Leave some space between the dough portions as they will spread during baking.

Step 8: Bake

  • Place the baking sheets in the preheated oven.

  • Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden but the centers are still soft. The exact baking time may vary depending on your oven, so keep an eye on the cookies.

Step 9: Cool

  • Once baked, remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes.

  • After that, transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 10: Enjoy

  • Once the cookies are completely cooled, they're ready to enjoy! Serve with a glass of milk or your favorite beverage.

You now have a batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies ready to be savored. Feel free to experiment with different types of chocolate chips, nuts, or additional mix-ins like dried fruit or toffee bits to create your perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe.


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