Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies

Recipe by Charmed
READY IN: 45mins




  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • It is not necessary to grease the cookie sheets.
  • Cream together the butter or margarine with the 2 cups of powdered sugar.
  • Add the salt, vanilla and 3 1/2 cups flour, and mix until blended; the mixture should be fairly stiff, so add more flour if needed.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Pinch off pieces of dough, roll into about 3/4" balls (you can make them larger if you prefer), place on the cookie sheets about 2" apart, and flatten with a fork on baking sheet twice for each cookie, making a criss-cross pattern and flattening cooking about halfway.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until just very lightly beginning to brown around the edges.
  • Let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet for about a minute, then remove to a rack and dust lightly with additional powdered sugar.
  • Dust again when cookies are completely cooled, or store as is, and dust a 2nd time after putting on a platter to serve.
  • Makes about 64 cookies; recipe halves easily.