Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe by SharleneW
READY IN: 22mins
YIELD: 36 cookies




  • Evenly space 2 racks in oven.
  • Heat oven to 350º.
  • Mix flour and baking soda.
  • Beat butter about 1 minute until fluffy.
  • Add sugars, vanilla and salt.
  • Beat until thick and pale, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Beat in eggs until just blended.
  • With spoon, stir in flour mixture, then chocolate and nuts.
  • Drop about 2 tablespoons dough per cookie on ungreased cookie sheets, placing 6 on each sheet.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes (two sheets at a time) until golden brown around edges and only lightly colored on top.
  • Switch sheets halfway through baking so they are cooked evenly.
  • Cool on wire racks 2 to 3 minutes then move cookies to paper towels.
  • Leave on towels for 5 minutes before lifting to wire rack to cool completely.
  • Cool sheets before reusing.
  • Dough can be refrigerated a day or two or frozen.