Recently, it was National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. I love these fun foodie holidays. Needless to say, this kind of stuff is right up my alley and often is great for inspiration. Sometimes I like to celebrate with a classic representation of the food holiday at hand and sometimes I like to mix it up and deconstruct the food. Either way, it’s fun, it’s inspirational and really gets the creative juices going.
This foodie holiday is the perfect excuse to indulge in some warm, chewy Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies. But, who needs an excuse? Who needs a specific day to celebrate the perfect chocolate chip cookie? These cookies are best eaten ANY TIME YOU WANT. Am I right?
There are so many variations to chocolate chip cookies. Some cookie lovers like them thick and chewy. Some people like them flat like a pancake. Others prefer them with a few extras such as crushed walnuts or peanut butter chips. Do you like your cookies slightly burnt and crispy or barely cooked? My personal preference to the best chocolate chip cookie is a little of everything. I like them warm, chewy, a little flat and sometimes, just for fun, with peanut butter chips for a little extra wow factor.
This Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe makes lots and lots of yummy cookies your kids (or well, let’s face it, anyone in your house) will devour. It’s great for making some for now and freezing the rest of the batter for later. I try to do that with all of the cookies that I bake. This little trick (if you have the self-control) is a great time saver. I love surprising my kids with some Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies fresh from the oven with a cold glass of milk when they are least expecting it.
Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 1/4 Cups Flour
- 1 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 1 Cup Unsalted Butter
- 3/4 Cup White Granulated Sugar
- 3/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 12 oz Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
Preheat the oven to 360 degrees.
Combine the dry stuff in a mixing bowl. Sift until thoroughly mixed. Set aside.
Cream the butter and sugar together. Start with the white sugar, then add the brown sugar.
Add the vanilla and the eggs.
Gradually add the dry stuff to the wet stuff. Last, fold in the chocolate chips.
Spoon onto a well-greased pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until browned to your liking.
- Peanut Butter Chips
- Crushed Walnuts
One last, and arguably, the most fun option or variation for the Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe, is using them to make an ice cream sandwich. Have you tried this? Ohh. Emm. Gee! It’s ahhhmazing. Food Blogger truth time: your kids will go crazy for this sandwich. Ok. Let’s be real. Everyone will go crazy for this sandwich.