Baking is not my thing. I enjoy cooking but baking continues to elude me. I think it’s why I am so appreciative of baked goods. The good news for me is that my husband doesn’t like desserts (I wish I had that problem). One thing he will eat is chocolate chip cookies.
He started long distance truck driving a few months ago and since then I have been searching for a good/no fail chocolate chip cookie recipe. I make a few dozen and send them with him when he’s on the road for 2 weeks.
This recipe is super easy because you only need one bowl to make it and I’ve never had a burned cookie. Trust me… I’m a professional at burning cookies.
Here’s what you will need to make them:
1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) Unsalted butter (melted)
1 tsp Baking soda
2 tsp Vanilla extract
3 cups Flour
1 cup Milk chocolate chips
1 cup Chopped nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°.
In a large bowl, add sugars and melted butter. Beat with electric mixer until light and frothy.
Add eggs, baking soda and vanilla and continue to mix for 15 seconds.
Add flour and hand mix until flour is almost all incorporated.
Add chocolate chips and nuts (optional). Mix until distributed evenly. Dough should be semi-firm and not too sticky.
If it’s too sticky to form into balls, put in freezer for 10 min.
Form dough into small balls and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 11-13 minutes. Tops should be slightly cracked and glossy. Let cool before removing from pan.
Makes 2-3 dozen depending on how big you make your cookies.