There is something about Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies that brings back wonderful memories of my mom baking for me as a kid. When she’d tuck them into my lunch pail, and bake them right before I came home from school; a smell I’ll always remember as I ran through the front door.
The next time you pack cookies in your kids lunch boxes, forgo the prepackaged morsels, and whip up a batch of these seriously yummy, simple, and easy to make from scratch (yay), Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies. I know you will be creating a simple memory that will stay with your kids forever, too.
Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar , firmly packed
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp table salt
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Cream butter and sugars until smooth, beat in eggs and vanilla.
In a separate bowl add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix ingredients together until well combined.
Gradually add flour mixture into creamed mixture and blend together thoroughly.
Stir in semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Chill batter for 20 minutes (optional). Preheat oven to 375° degrees and prepare your baking sheet. Grease baking sheet, or use nonstick foil, parchment paper, or a Silpat liner.
With a teaspoon or a small ice cream scooper, place rounded teaspoonfuls of cookie dough on prepared baking sheet, allowing room to spread.
Bake for approximately 10 minutes, pulling cookies out when they are slightly golden brown around the edges.