Homemade chocolate chip cookies
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups (12 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
**You can use an electric mixer to mix the dough, but be careful not to 0ver-beat it together.**
1. Start by creaming together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. If you want, you can use the mixer for this step only to get the best results.
2. Once the butter and sugar is creamed together, mix in the vanilla and eggs. Don't beat it together, you don't want it to be frothy.
3. Get a separate bowl and measure and mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix it together well so that there are no lumps in the flour.
4. Slowly start adding the flour to the wet mixture. Mix is slowly but thoroughly. Use an electric mixer with a dough hook on a low setting to make it easier.
5. Pour in the chocolate chips and mix it all together.
6. Put dough in the refrigerator for at least an hour, preferably 2 to 4 hours or overnight. The chocolate chip cookies will come out better when the dough is chilled.
7. When the dough is chilled completely, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Get a nonstick cookie sheet or use parchment paper. Use a spoon and make small 1 1/2 inch balls with the homemade chocolate chip cookie dough. Roll them in your hands to make perfect circles, but don't handle them too much or they will start to get warm before they get into the oven. Place them on the cookie sheet about 2 inches apart and 2 inches from the edges. Put them in the oven and bake for 8 to 12 minutes and remove them when they are golden brown.
8. Remove them from the oven and let them cool for about 5 minutes on the pan. Then, remove them from the pan and put them on a cooling rack. Let them cool completely or you can serve them warm.