Growing up, my mom always made chocolate chip cookies for us on the first day of school. I remember coming home to the delicious smell of warm cookies fresh from the oven. We would sit around, munch on the cookies, and talk about our day – and it was the best! I now do the same thing for my kids! It’s a tradition that must be kept up! It’s something so special to me, and something they can always count on coming home to after that first day of school. Of course, chocolate chip cookies are great any time, which is why I make a big batch and then freeze cookie dough balls so I can pop them into the oven whenever a chocolate craving hits.
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar (half should be light brown sugar and half should be dark brown sugar)
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
- 6 ounces 60% cacao chocolate chips (dark chocolate chips)
- Pre-heat oven to 375ºF.
- Mix granulate sugar, brown sugars, butter, vanilla, and egg in a large mixing bowl.
- Combine flour, baking soda, and salt, and then stir in to sugar mixture (dough will be stiff)
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, or an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake cookies for 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown.
- Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet and cool on wire rack.