I’m a pretty easy person to please. I get excited about the little things in life. One of those things just so happens to be chocolate chip cookies. I love everything about the process of making chocolate chip cookies. I love strolling through the store to get the ingredients, mixing it together, the smell that fills the house and the smile on people’s faces when they’re served. In my personal opinion, chocolate chip cookies can do no wrong! If you’re happy, make chocolate chip cookies. If you’re sad, make chocolate chip cookies. If you want to make someone feel loved, make them chocolate chip cookies. They’ll bring a smile to anyone’s face and a sense of comfort to their heart!
I’ve made quite a few different chocolate chip cookie recipes in my time and I haven’t hated one! There are so many you can choose from; thick, thin, crunchy, chewy, the options are endless. Not to mention the personal preference of milk chocolate or semi sweet chocolate. But no matter which recipe I make I still get those same feelings of comfort, like I said, it’s the little things in life!
After trying recipe after recipe my go-to was found when I turned over the bag of toll house chocolate chips. It’s soft, chewy and perfection wrapped into one!
Not only do chocolate chip cookies bring me comfort, they remind me that I don’t have to search high and low for the answers to everything. Sometimes the answer is on the back of the bag. You just have to be willing to look.
Chocolate chip cookie recipe
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup- 2 sticks softened butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
The all comforting process:
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.
Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in a mixer until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time.
Add in flour mixture and combine.
Hand mix in the chocolate chips.
Bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes. 9 minutes is my favorite but everyone’s oven is different so keep an eye on how you like them.
Smile and enjoy the little things in life!