I’ve been missing homemade chocolate chip cookies since I’ve been away at school; not to mention the way the house smells after baking a batch of them. There were countless times that I’ve disappointed to find that I could count the number of chocolate chips in my cookie or that I have bitten into a dry and bland one. So these cookies were the first things I made when I got home, and I made them just the way I like them.
These cookies were slightly crispy around the edges and soft,moist and buttery in the center. I like mine with walnuts and double the amount of chocolate chips so if you’re like me, you’ll love this recipe!
Chocolate Chip Cookies (adapted from All Recipes)
- 1 cup butter (softened)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons hot water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup walnuts (chopped)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time
- Stir in the vanilla
- Dissolve baking soda in hot water and add to the batter along with the salt
- Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts.
- Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans. (Ice Cream scoops help make the job easier!)
- Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are golden brown.