My husband LOVES chocolate chip cookies and over the years I have tried various recipes and variations of recipes until I found the perfect one.
In many of the recipes the cookies would be too thin and crispy or way to chewy. My husband likes them thick with a bit of a crunch but not hard.
This recipe is perfect.
Nuts or no nuts? The recipe calls for nuts which I do omit most of the time since he prefers them without. I have done half the dough with and half without. I also have done just one cup and grounded them up in my Ninja to tiny pieces then added them. He doesn’t seem to mind them so much that way. So whether you include the nuts or not they are delicious!!
Best Ever Chocolate Chip
2Cup Butter or Butter Crisco
2Cup Brown Sugar
1Cup white Sugar
2 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla
1 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Salt
6 1/2 Cups White Flour
24oz bag of Chocolate Chips*
2 cups of Chopped nuts
1. In a large bowl mix Butter, Sugars, and vanilla until creamy.
2. Add eggs one at a time and mix until creamy.
3. Add and mix baking soda and salt.
4. Add flour one cup at a time while mixing.
5. Add the oatmeal and mix well.
5. Mix in chips and nuts.
On an ungreased baking sheet drop cookies about 2 inches apart and Bake at 375 degrees for about 10-12 minutes (depending on oven).
This recipe makes 8-10 dozen cookies (depending on size you make them). The recipe can be cut in half or you can bake half and freeze* the rest for later.
For freezing roll the dough in 1 1/2 inch diameter log and wrap in saran wrap. The dough will keep up to 2 weeks in refrigerator or 4 weeks in freezer. When freezing I usually double wrap the dough.
I have kept the dough longer in the freezer than 3 weeks (I forgot they were there)and they turn out okay but are drier. So they are best if used before then.
* You could use any 24oz combination of choc, butterscotch, peanut butter, white chocolate etc..
Another variation I have tried are white chocolate and macadamia nuts with and without dried cranberries. These were wonderful but hubby didn’t care for them.
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