Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
Mum has been making this recipe since I was just little. It's the BEST! Sometimes I substitute 1 cup of whole wheat flour for 1 of white. It makes the cookies a little chewier. I also like a lot of vanilla, so I generally use 2 cap-fulls when I make these.
- 1 cup margarine, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 -2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Combine margarine and both sugars. Mix until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs and vanilla; mix.
- Add flour, baking soda, and salt; combine.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes. (We use convection bake, so 8 minutes in our oven is usually just right).
- Once out of oven, let cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to cooling racks.
- Just try and wait to taste one!
Super easy to make - a great afternoon project for kids, or a quick treat for anyone else! We took a 15 minute break from Scrabble and were able to make these and munch on them within that time. One thing we did do is halve the amount of white sugar and use milk chocolate chunks (larger than chips) and the recipe adapted very well - thanks for posting!
This is the exact recipe I use and that my mother also has made for many, many years ago and she got hers from a flour company cookbook, either Robin Hood or Monarch flour. I use half butter and half shortening though, and 1 cup chopped toasted walnuts. These are a great basic chocolate chip cookie with that bakery flavour! Try it with butterscotch chips and pecans for a nice change
If you're going by the pics, mine turned out a shade or two darker, but had the same thickness. Mine turned out well-done but not burnt, which is kind of how I like my chocolate chip cookies. :) I halved this recipe. I used Smart Balance spread and 1/4 cup Eggbeaters (equals 1 egg). I sifted the dry ingredients together and then stirred with a whisk before adding them to the wet ingredients. I used 1/2 tsp vanilla. When I preheated the oven, I also laid in a cookie sheet to warm up. I sprayed a small amount of Pam on the cookie sheet right when I was ready to bake. I baked all the batches for 8 mins, cooled on cookie sheet for about 5 mins, then cooled on wire rack. Yum. The texture is to my liking, crisp on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside. This made about 22 average-sized cookies. Thanks KT_Z, for a very tasty cookie. :)