Categories: Cookies, My Baking & Cooking

Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is the recipe I selected to help make for my SIL’s Cookie Exchange over a week ago. The recipe states it’s a copycat of Mrs. Fields’s, but I seriously doubt that.  This is 3x better!  Sorry Mrs. Fields! I had taken out the butter from the fridge while making the Chocolate Waffles.  But with an impromptu trip to the grocery store for more ingredients, and briefly driving through a few blocks that were beautifully lit up with Christmas lights & decorations, getting take-out dinner and devouring it….well, let’s just say, the butter was left out 3x longer than need be.  Oooopsie! From my past experience of leaving out the butter too long, it changes the cookies somehow. In this case, it was flatter than norm.  The taste?  OMG!  Make a batch yourself, then let me know if they’re not the best cookies you’ve ever munched on.

Soft, chewy cooookies!!!!

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar*
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 18 ounces (3 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips*

*Note: For less sweet cookies, decrease brown sugar to 1 1/4 cups and semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels to 2 1/2 cups.


Soften butter by letting it stand for 30-45 minutes at room temperature OR cut into chunks and allow to stand for 15 minutes at room temperature.


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Place golf ball-sized dough portions 2-inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake 9-12 minutes or just until edges are light brown.  Remove from oven while they still look undercooked; they will firm up as they cool.

TIP for new bakers: Try to use insulated cookie sheets. They’re the absolute best for cookies!

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One comment for “Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. My husband is not that big on sweets. I made these cookies and he ate almost all of them by himself. We loved the fact that they stayed soft until they were gone!

    1 Posted by Mandee | February 4, 2009, 10:06 am

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