Get back to the basics with these Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies. They’re a family favorite at my house. As well, I have fond memories of making pure and simple chocolate chip cookies with my mom when I was a little girl. The house was filled with the most incredible aroma, and back then it was OK to lick the beaters! As I grew older, these cookies were always on my list of sweets I would make and share with my friends and family. Nowadays, my husband and son crave these traditional cookies — and who could resist? The soft buttery base sprinkled with semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips are scrumptious. And if you like a bit of a crunch in your cookies, add some walnuts!
Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
(recipe adapted from NESTLÉ® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels package)
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 large eggs
1 cup NESTLÉ® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 cup NESTLÉ® Milk Chocolate Morsels
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Heat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt. In the bowl of an electric mixer add the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar and beat until creamy. Add the vanilla and mix until well incorporated. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. On low-speed, gradually add the flour mixture. Remove bowl from mixer and stir in chocolate chips and nuts (optional).
Using a 1-inch cookie scoop, drop each cookie onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for about 1 minute then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.
Bring back some great memories or create new ones with these Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies!