Recipe: Our Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

When my husband and I were first married, baking for me was mixing up a box of brownies and putting it in the oven.  So when my new husband asked for chocolate chip cookies {his favorite} I knew I needed to learn to bake...and quickly!

I started out using the recipe on the bag of chocolate chips, but they always came out "flatter than pancakes."  So I decided to start experimenting and this is what I ended up with:

Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes:  Approx. 3 dozen

What you need:
3/4 cup butter, softened                   1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup granulated sugar                  1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar     2 cups chocolate chips
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. maple extract
2 eggs
2 1/4 + 2 tbs. flour

  1. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and maple extract in a large bowl with mixer until creamy.  Add eggs; beat well.
  2. Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended.  Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Drop by tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.  Cool completely.
  4. Enjoy!


Sue said...

Hi ya
sounds scrummy, could just eat some now with me cuppa, have good eve, happy WOYWW, sue, (29).x

Spyder said...

My Fav Bisquit!
Hubby makes some cracking brownies!
happy woyww ((Lyn))#42

Scrapcat 1 said...

they sound fab but for the sake of those in the uk can you tell me how heavy a cup of something is please so I can gve them a go please:-)?

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh yeah, a weight measurement of a cup full would be great - thes lpook really delish!

jude said...

Ummmm they look delicish could just eat them now...lolHave happy WOYWW
hugs jude41

Sue from Oregon said...

oh to give these a try! the flavorings look interesting!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

These look and sound yummy. Thanks for sharing.Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 34)

Vanessa said...

Scrapcat and Julia...thanks for your interest in this recipe! I searched online for a conversion and found this website: I hope that it helps with the conversions. If not, please let me know.

Happy Baking! :)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

a late hello from WOYWW #20!
these cookies sound so good!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Welcome to WOYWW. Looks like a fun desk to hang out at (grin). Sorry I'm so late getting here. Busy week (#5).

Dr. Laura @ said...

LOVE chocolate chip cookies!! Could eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner (whooops..already have done that!)

Thanks for sharing with Dr. Laura's Tasty Tuesday!

Dr. Laura