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The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are a crowd favorite of all my friends and family! My god-sister says these are "man-catching" cookies. It hasn't worked so far, but I'm hopeful! This simple recipe is sure to be a hit for your next potluck or after-dinner (or before) dessert. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate-Chip Cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 dozen
Author Leighann


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter unsalted, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed dark brown
  • 1 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 12 oz package of Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine and stir dry ingredients (flour, baking soda and salt) together. 

  3. In a separate bowl, using a mixer with a paddle attachment, beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla together until creamy. Add eggs, beating them in well. 

  4. Add dry mixture into the creamy mixture, using a cup measure to gradually stir in. Mix well until all flour is combined into wet ingredients.

  5. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts (optional). Drop about 2 tbsp of dough onto un-greased baking sheet about an inch and a half apart. 

  6. Bake for about 8-10 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned at the top. Remove from sheet to wire cooling rack. Allow to set for 5-10 minutes before enjoying!