Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 5 dozen
2-1/4 - cups all-purpose flour
1 - teaspoon baking soda
1/2 - teaspoon salt
1 - cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 - cup granulated sugar
3/4 - cup packed light brown sugar
1 - teaspoon vanilla extract
2 - eggs
2 - cup (12-oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 - cup chopped nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 375° F.
- In a bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt.
- In large
bowl with mixer, add the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and
- Beat until creamy.
- Add eggs; beat well.
- Gradually add
flour mixture, beating well.
- Stir in chocolate chips and
- Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Cool about 1
minute and remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
- Allow to cool
High Altitude (above 3500 ft):
Increase flour to 2-2/3 cup
Decrease baking soda to 3/4 teaspoon
Decrease granulated sugar to 2/3 cup
Decrease packed light brown sugar to 2/3 cup
Add 1/2 teaspoon water with flour.
Bake at 375° F, 5 to 7 minutes or until top is light golden
with golden brown edges.