Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies
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The best chocolate chip cookie ever, courtesy of Mom.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 30
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly*
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1½ cups chopped walnuts (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium size bowl.
  3. Cream cooled melted butter and sugars with a wooden spoon in a large bowl. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until smooth. Stir in flour mixture until just incorporated (this is where my stand mixer comes in handy). Add chocolate chips and nuts if using. Place bowl in refrigerator for 10 minutes so the dough firms.
  4. Drop teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets and bake until golden, 9 to 11 minutes. After cooling on a wire rack, package in airtight containers. They’ll last 2 to 3 days.
If you only have salted butter, you can use that. Just don't add the additional salt.
Recipe by Girl Gone Mom at