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chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

LizaLeigh
These are my favourite straight up chocolate chip cookies. They are simple, chewy, and FULL of chocolate. The batch is large, so perfect for freezing, and they are the perfect afternoon snack!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 1 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 1/4 cup Packed, light Brown Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 6 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract
  • 2 lb Milk Chocolate, Chopped

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oven to 350F. Line baking sheets with parchment, and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until they are pale and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well between each addition. Finally, add the almond extract.
  • In a separate large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. Then add them to your wet ingredients, stirring carefully to make sure flour doesn't go everywhere. Don't fully combine the mix at this point because...
  • Next you will add your chocolate! If you fully mix the dough before the chocolate goes in, the cookies will have a more dense texture. So only fully mix the dough once that chocolate goes in.
  • Decide now how large you want your cookies. I like ours to be about 3" in diameter so that they make a solid snack for Hubby to bring to work with him. So i use my hands and make little balls about the size of ping pong balls and then gently flatten them slightly into discs.
  • Arrange on a baking sheet, and bake for about 12 minutes, turning halfway through. What you want is for them to be slightly golden, puffed, and appear not quite cooked in the middle. When you take them out they will settle a bit and finish cooking without getting dry. Move them to a cooling rack and enjoy! I usually freeze a bunch of these, and if you'd like to as well, just wait until they are fully cooled then popped them into large ziplocks, and they freeze beautifully.
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