- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1.5-2 cups brown sugar (Sometimes I accidentally add 2 whole cups, which makes the cookies chewier and flatter)
- 2 sticks butter (1 cup)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt (I like more!)
- 1 bag (2 cups) chocolate chips
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Dash of cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 370 degrees
- Unwrap butter and cook in microwave on low power until it’s half-softened, half melted
- Mix brown sugar, melted butter, eggs and vanilla and whisk vigorously (or use a hand/stand mixer) until the mixture becomes lighter in color and texture
- Mix flour with baking soda and salt and add this mixture slowly to the other mixture
- Once the dough is made, mix in the chocolate chips and add about half a teaspoon of cinnamon
- Scoop out balls onto parchment-lined tray and bake for 10-12 minutes.
I’ve been making these cookies since I was a little kid and they always turn out good. Except for that one time in fifth grade when my friend and I baked cookies together and I accidentally replaced the flour with powdered sugar. Her mom wasn’t happy and I didn’t cook in their kitchen again for a long time. Anyways, these cookies are chewy in the middle and crunchy around the edge. Sometimes I make small adjustments or call audibles–white sugar & molasses, extra salt, hot melted butter– if I’m out of an ingredient and as long as I stick to the base ratios provided above, the cookies always turn out pretty good. I can pretty much guarantee that everybody will like them.