Good afternoon ramblers!
So a little unknown fact about me is that I absolutely love to bake! I was lucky enough that when we moved into this new place my hubby got me a kitchenaid mixer as a moving gift (husband of the year award!) I really try to limit my baking these days though because I mean who doesn’t love to eat what they bake?! So I’m a monthly baker when my monthly friend comes along (who doesn’t want chocolate during aunt flow’s visit?) I’ve tried and tried again to get a good classic chocolate chip cookie recipes down and I think I finally got it! So let’s get baking!
We’ll start with the ingredients; here’s everything you’ll need for this recipe! Also if you are in search of a new baking sheet I completely recommend NORDIC WARE……they are so amazing, so easy to clean, and nothing ever sticks!
- 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cups white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips (really any kind of chocolate chips will work)
Now that you have all your ingredients together lets get started! Go ahead and preheat your oven to 375 degree F (190 degrees C). In a separate bowl; mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside for now.
In your mixer (or a large bowl if you do not have one), cream together the butter and sugar until it’s completely smooth.
Quick tip: if you’re like myself and always forget to pull out the butter ahead of time to soften, you can stick it on a plate and pop it in the oven while it’s preheating! Just make sure to keep an eye on it so the butter doesn’t melt completely.
Once the butter and sugar mix is smooth go ahead and beat in your eggs one at a time. Then add your vanilla and mix for about 30-60 more seconds.
Now we will slowly add in the dry ingredients. I take my 1/4 cup measuring spoon and mix in that amount until it’s all gone. Make sure to let it properly mix together before adding the next spoonful in or it can get pretty messy! During this step if you have a kitchenaid mixer I use it at a level 4.
Once the dry ingredients are all in it should be a dough consistency and look like the second photo above!
At this point I take the bowl off the mixer and with a spoon mix in my chocolate chips. Like I stated above you can use any style of chocolate chips. I have even mixed milk chocolate and white chocolate before! If you really want to jazz it up you can add your favorite nuts into it as well (walnuts taste amazing!).
Now that we have everything mixed together it’s time to bake! I use a little cookie spray on my cookie sheet to prevent sticking. You can make the cookies as big or as small as you’d like. I make mine about a heaping teaspoon size so they are small enough my daughter can hold (but not too small that she can choke). You’ll want to spread them about 2 inches apart. They’ll bake for about 8-11 mins.
I hope you give them a try and if you do let me know what you think! If you give them a try make sure to tag me in your finished product on instagram (handle at the bottom). Drop a comment below your favorite baking recipe and I’ll give it a try next month!
Happy baking and remember to stay rambling
the rambling mom
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Mix flour, salt, baking soda in seperate bowl.
- In mixer, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat eggs in one at a time then add vanilla. Slowly add in dry ingredients until dough like consistency. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Drop heaping teaspoon sized balls about 2 inches apart on greased baking sheet.
- Bake for 8-11 mins. Move to wire rack to finish cooling.