These classic soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies will have you coming back for more. Best eaten warm with a cold glass of milk!
Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies? Why not!
(But first … let me back up.)
We just returned from an amazing two week vacation at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia, which (aside from my handy-dandy smart phone) had no in-house internet options. Gah!
To many people, the fact that there wasn’t an internet connection simply isn’t that big of a deal.
“Oh! I don’t have to check my AOL email account, so what?”
But to someone like me who’s on the internet machine (thanks for introducing us to that new term Cousin Doug!) nearly all waking hours of the day a lot, the thought of no connection for two weeks seems … well … daunting.
Turns out, the little online checkups I was able to do via my smart phone were plenty.
I didn’t long for my blog, nor did I miss any of the other things that are much easier to accomplish with my laptop and a wireless connection.
Life those two weeks was refreshing.
I was forced to stay offline, with the exception of lots of Instagram posts from my phone—does that really count anyway? Nah.
So, while not spending my free time perusing the interwebs, I had time for things at the lake like…
- Swimming with my kids.
- Running with my sister.
- Boat rides with my family.
- Movies in the theater!
- Dates with my husband.
- Reading, as in, fiction books! Three of them!
- Savoring a glass of wine or two, with good conversation.
- Staring into space.
And best of all?
I actually feel rejuvenated! But not without the normal post-vacay-letdown slump.
So when my son asked for chocolate chip cookies today, the day after we arrived home, and the day that I’m finishing laundry, cleaning, hitting the grocery store, catching up on email, etc., I said, “Sure—that’s a great idea!”
And it felt good.
And the cookies tasted heavenly.
(And so did the cookie dough.)
Here are some of the kitchen tools I use to make soft and chewy classic chocolate chip cookies:
- 2 sticks salted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 12-ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips