Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are highly addictive. Personally, I like cookies that are chewy....not a huge fan of the crispy ones! If you want to shake up this recipe a little, add M&M's instead of chocolate chips.
Makes 18 extra large cookies or 36 small cookies


Ingredients:

1 cup of butter, at room temperature/softened

3/4 cup of white sugar

3/4 cup of brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 tsp of vanilla

2 & 1/4 cups of plain, all-purpose flour

1 tsp of salt

1 tsp of baking soda

2 cups of  milk chocolate chips

Directions:

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375 F. In a stand mixer or large bowl, beat together the softened butter and the 2 kinds of sugars. Beat until smooth. Add the vanilla, and 1 egg at a time until incorporated. 

Step 2: In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, salt and baking soda. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. 

Step 3: Add the chocolate chips into a bowl and sprinkle over a tbsp or more of flour. Toss together, then add to the mixer. When the chocolate chips are incorporated, the dough is ready. 

Step 4: Take a small chunk of dough and form into a ball. You can make whatever size cookie you'd like. Try to make the balls roughly the same size as you want to cook them evenly. Place the dough balls on a large baking sheet, space the balls 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes. The cookies may look that they aren't cooked, but they are suppose to be chewy and not crisp looking. They should be golden brown and if you think they need a little more time, leave them on the baking sheet when you remove them from the oven, letting them continue to cook for a few minutes. Remove and cool on a rack.


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