Chocolate chip cookies are always a crowd-pleaser, not to mention it's some of the easiest baking you can do.
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup butter, softened (room temperature is perfect)
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup (or as much as you like!) chocolate chips (milk chocolate or semi-sweet is best)
Step 1 Combine Dry Ingredients
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
Step 2 Combine Wet Ingredients
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Add the vanilla and eggs. Stir until you have a smooth, wet mixture.
Step 3 Combine Dry and Wet Mixtures
Add dry ingredients to wet. Add the flour mixture a third at a time, stirring thoroughly each time. Then add the chocolate chips and stir until you have a stiff but slightly sticky dough.
Step 4 Make the Cookie Balls
Drop small balls of dough onto an ungreased baking sheet. The balls can be any size you choose, just remember to keep them consistent so that they cook evenly. Space the cookies on the baking sheet as they will expand as they bake.
Step 5 Bake
Bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Let cool still on the pan for about 5 minutes or until they become firm and then transfer to plate or cooling rack. Enjoy with a glass of milk!
- Add something different to your cookies. Try a mixture of chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. Try combining dark chocolate chips and white chocolate chips and add in dried cranberries.