the best chocolate chip cookies

homemade chocolate chip cookies might be one of the ultimate comfort food. a handheld offering of friendship or a pocket sized  consolation for a bad day. have you ever said no to a cookie? this recipe is my adaptation of my mom's recipe, which is an adaptation of my grandmother's recipe. feel free to swap out the chocolate chips for other fillings too - nuts, dried fruit and white chocolate chips all work well too!


  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips


  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. allow butter to soften on the counter or in the mixing bowl
  3. in a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar with electric beaters until smooth
  4. add vanilla and eggs and beat well
  5. through a seive, sift in flour, salt and baking soda. beat until combined
  6. add chocolate chips and combine with a wooden spoon 
  7. spread 1" balls of dough on a cookie sheet with enough space for them to expand while baking
  8. bake for ten minutes
  9. allow to cook on wire cooling racks

cookies will keep for about a week in a sealed container or keep them in the freezer and defrost them in smaller quantities. you can also freeze the cookie dough in ready-made balls to bake fresh cookies at a moment's notice!

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