Everyone thinks Leigh and Zachary, my middle and youngest children, are twins. They are actually two years apart, but they are so close in size that I get that question all of the time. They are both incredible kids and are huge food lovers as well as helpful in the kitchen. This is one of their favorite chocolate cookies from Southern Living magazine. If you’re looking for a wonderful but basic Chocolate Cookie recipe, look no further.
Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
11/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
21/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
11/2 (12-ounce) packages semisweet chocolate morsels
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Beat butter and sugars at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy. Add eggs and 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla, beating until blended.
2. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl; gradually add to butter mixture, beating just until blended. Beat in morsels just until combined. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
3. Bake at 350° for 10 to 14 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove to wire racks, and cool completely (about 15 minutes).