My kids are so often asking for these homemade chocolate chip cookies, and they are so easy. If they want them, they help make them with me. And so of course, they get to help lick the batter from the spoons and bowl!
I am going to show you in detail how easy these chocolate chip cookies are to make, and I’m sure they will be a hit in your house too.
- 1 cup margarine
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place enough parchment paper onto cookie sheet to cover it.
- In a large bowl, mix together (I use a mixer) the margarine and brown sugar until smooth. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix again until egg appears mixed throughout.
- Blend the flour, salt and baking soda into the above mixture.
- With a mixing spoon (I might suggest a nice big wooden spoon, so you might get to lick something off too!), stir in the chocolate chips.
- Spoon about a 1 inch dollop onto cookie sheet, evenly spaced and giving the cookies enough room to settle and bake. I usually put 4 rows of 3 per sheet, and they have never “baked” into each other.
- Bake for 8-12 minutes. When I make these, the first tray usually cooks a bit slower in my oven, so 9-10 minutes for the first tray and 8 minutes for the second one. I also like mine gooey, but if you want them well cooked, go for 11-12 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to sit on the tray for about 2 minutes before removing them with a spatula and transporting them onto a cooling rack.
- Allow to fully cool before placing them into an airtight container or cookie jar. If you do not, they will stick together and you might have to eat more than one at at time! If they even make it to the cookie jar, that is!