• 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)


1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. Cream the Butter and Sugars:
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.
3. Add Eggs and Vanilla:
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla extract.
4. Combine Dry Ingredients:
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt.
5. Mix the Batter:
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
6. Add Chocolate Chips and Nuts:
  • Fold in the chocolate chips and nuts (if using) until evenly distributed throughout the cookie dough.
7. Drop Cookies onto Baking Sheets:
  • Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving enough space between each cookie.
8. Bake:
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 9 to 11 minutes or until the edges are golden but the centers are still soft.
9. Cool:
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.
10. Enjoy:
  • Once cooled, enjoy your homemade chocolate chip cookies with a glass of milk or your favorite beverage!
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