One of my all time favorites, chocolate chip cookies! This recipe is the best I've found yet. It makes really light and fluffy dough and I get tons of compliments on these cookies."The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever"
Recipe courtesy George Duran, FoodNetwork.com
makes 36 cookies
2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups (12-ounce package) chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Spray cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray. (I never do this, mine have a nice patina.)
Put the flour, baking soda, and salt into a bowl and stir it with a whisk to combine. Set aside.
Using a hand or stand mixer, beat the butter until it is lighter in color. Slowly add in sugars and beat until it is light and fluffy. Add the eggs 1 at a time and beat until they are incorporated. Stir in the vanilla.
Add the flour mixture using low speed, then stir in the chocolate chips.
Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake until the cookies are lightly browned around the edges, about 12 to 15 minutes.
Let the cookies cool for a few minutes and then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely.