Rating: 4.5 stars
44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2

These classic chocolate chip cookies are sure to be an instant hit with family and friends.

Susan Hefilfinger, Mandeville, Louisiana
Recipe by Southern Living April 2005

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
bake:
14 mins
total:
44 mins
Yield:
Makes about 5 dozen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Beat butter and sugars at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until blended.

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  • Combine flour, soda, and salt in a small bowl; gradually add to butter mixture, beating well. Stir in morsels. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets.

  • Bake at 350° for 8 to 14 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

  • Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies: Decrease salt to 1/2 teaspoon. Add 1 cup creamy peanut butter with butter and sugars. Increase flour to 2 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons. Proceed as directed. (Dough will look a little moist.)

  • Oatmeal-Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies: Reduce flour to 2 cups. Add 1 cup uncooked quick-cooking oats to dry ingredients and 1 cup raisins with morsels. Proceed as directed.

  • Pecan-Chocolate Chip Cookies: Add 1 1/2 cups chopped, toasted pecans with morsels. Proceed as directed.

  • Almond-Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies: Reduce morsels to 1 cup. Add 1/2 cup slivered toasted almonds and 1 cup almond toffee bits. Proceed as directed.

  • Note: For testing purposes only, we used Hershey's Heath Bits O'Brickle Almond Toffee Bits.

  • Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies: Substitute 1 (12-ounce) package dark chocolate morsels for semisweet chocolate morsels. Proceed as directed.

  • Note: For testing purposes only, we used Hershey's Special Dark Chips.

  • Chunky Cherry-Double Chip Cookies: Microwave 1 tablespoon water and 1/2 cup dried cherries in a glass bowl at HIGH 30 seconds, stirring once. Let stand 10 minutes. Substitute 1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate chunks for morsels. Add 1 cup white chocolate morsels, 1/3 cup slivered toasted almonds, and cherries with chocolate chunks. Proceed as directed.

  • Coconut-Macadamia Chunk Cookies: Substitute 1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate chunks for morsels. Add 1 cup white chocolate morsels, 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut, and 1/2 cup macadamia nuts with chocolate chunks. Proceed as directed.

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